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1LT Jack Lincke Sumrell 885th BG (S) pilot-Search for answers (sumrellm)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hello, I have a great uncle, Jack Lincke Sumrell, who was assigned to the 15th Special Group/885th Bomb Squadron (Special). I found this information here: http://www.armyaircorpsmuseum.org/sumrell-jack-s0068-15sg.cfmhttp://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y-fPe..

8th AF crew reports (Mitchell Mal)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

8th AF B-17 bombing from EnglandWhen the crews returned from a mission they were interrogated. Does anyone know if their are written records of these crew debriefings?I have heard there are "Combat Mission Reports" but I don't know if these are the sane t..

45-21748 restoration: National Museum of Nuclear Science and History (jghanks)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hello I'm looking for nose art that may have been on B29 45-21748 which I'm restoring at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. We have done extensive research and know that it was erroneously painted as 45-21739 for some reason and also h..

Unraveling my Dad's A/C mystery - Barbara Jane and Devil's Mate (ericrwhite)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Our Hero Dad passed away in '97. We've attempted to weave his records together but either things overlap and are contradictory or there are gaps. The big mystery for us is his association with both the Barbara Jane and the Devil's Mate (II?). We've got hi..

381st Bombardment Group Missions and News Coverage (ddeardorff)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I visited this site a couple years ago to find information on my uncle, 2nd Lt. L.D. Walker of the 533rd Squadron. I was most grateful for what I found. Since then I have been producing a daily news record of the war at Free Republic. Today, for example, ..