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Definition of these AAF ORGANIZATION terms. (drummerboy)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What are the CORRECT definitions of these Army Air Force terms;1. How many aircraft made up a Bomber SQUADRON formation ?2. How many SQUADRONS made a Heavy Bomber GROUP ?3. How many Heavy Bomber Groups made up a Bomber Wing ?4. How many Heavy Bomber Wings..

447th BG-H 708 sq Barney Donnelly BTG (Andrew)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I am researching the 708thsq for information on BTG Barney Donnelly. Pictures, records of planes flown and crewmates. What we do know is that he was the first member of the 447th BG to complete 30 operational combat missions. This is confirmed by entries ..

22nd November 1944 Shoot Down ? (Alex Smart)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hello,Has any further information come to light on the Shoot Down on the 22nd November 1944 of an RAF Lysander serial number T1456 of 148 Squadron while on an SOE mission?Air cover was being given by six Mustang's of No. 3 Squadron RAAF.The Lysander was r..

Another waste of money AFHRA (Billysgirl)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Well fine, I just wasted another $60 on discs from AFHRA (B0194 & B0195) hoping to find what missions/planes my dad flew. These were really bad - many pages completely unreadable. There are some awesome bomb photos.Does anyone know how or where to get..

B-17s equipped with a 13th gun mounted on fuselage (drummerboy)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Earlier today while browsing the 381st Bomb Group website, I came across an article " The B-17 Flying Fortress " by Martin Kelley Presswood. It mentioned that some B-17s were equipped with a 13th gun mounted on top of the fuselage above the wing .Is it po..