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Request help with writing a book (sturgeon3736)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hi,I'm retired USAF and also an author. I'm writing a historical romance and have one character assigned to the 362nd FS at RAF Leiston. Right now I'm up to D-Day and hit a snag. I know that after April 1944, the 362nd changed call signs- A Group was Doll..

Need some B-17 help and identification (wendovertom)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hello and greetings from Wendover!I was able to get some vintage footage from NARA recently and am wondering if anyone out there can help identify a few tail numbers and possibly the group they were assigned to.I have two names - "Avenger" and "O'Briens O..

Army Base at Bastogne closure (25Kingman49)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Greeting to all,Unclear how AAF significant this subject matter might be to this forum, however this subject matter was pointed out to me today by forum member kingsland and it might be worth further evaluation by members. Several links of interest here r..

B-24 crash site near Potenza. Engine 41-43759 (Salerno 1943)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This came from a B-24 crash site 25 south west from Potenza (south Italy). Do you know the MACR of a B-24 with this engine 41-43759? Thanks for your help!..

Any info on B17 42-5248 crash on 13 April 1943 97BG 342BS (Eric Patton)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I am interested in any info on my dad's cousin killed in the crash of 42-5248, TSG Jay B. Kitchen. Nobody left in the family that remembers any stories. Any info on the kinds of missions being flown at this time would also be great...