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Plane Identifications(46-857 and 48191), Pictures attached for sharing (nylandscoins)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I found a couple more pictures of my grandpa's from when he was in the service. Also out of curiosity can anyone tell me the history of the 2 planes that can be identified in the pictures.1. 46-8572. 48-191 Thanks..

Form 34 Weekly Status and Operations Report (Robert Richardson)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello from Spokane.I am trying to understand what is included in the Form 34 Weekly Status and Operations Report (WWII), with particular reference to fighter groups and/or squadrons. The 34s I have are not clear. I cannot read all the fine print.Does anyb..

509th Composite Group WWII Emblem (Bob Watkins)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Does anyone have a photograph, or printed document, taken prior toV-J Day that shows an emblem for the 509thCompGp? This unit did not have an approved insignia until the post war era.I have seen several different emblem designs used to represent the 509th..

Looking for information on Victor Douglas Brecht 384th group 546th sq. (artist deb)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

We are looking for anyone who might have known Victor Douglas Brecht (KIA). He was with the 384th bombardment group 546th squadron from May 1944 - July 12, 1944. He and his crew were shot down over Munich, Germany on July 12, 1944. There were 5 survivors ..

Service Info on My Dad (Billysgirl)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

I have searched the internet until my eyes blur! A request for records at NPRC resulted in only a list of awards entitlement & a letter stating that the record needed was not in their files (because of the fire I assume). NARA-AD revealed that he enli..