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The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) flew 316 combat missions over Europe in B-17 aircraft during World War II in the 8th Air Force's strategic bombing campaign against Axis powers. This website honors and preserves the record of the 384th.

Today is December 5th

The Group flew one mission on this date:

Year Mission Primary Target
194340Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
  • INSECURE WEBSITE ADDRESS: If you do not see a little lock symbol in the browser address bar, please click on the "384TH HOME" link in the menu bar - then UPDATE ALL OF YOUR BOOKMARKS for this site, including the photo gallery.
  • Friends of the 384th: The Friends of the 384th in England are working to develop a 384th Museum at Grafton Underwood. Learn more about their plans and progress on their Facebook. This website will maintain a 384th Museum page for additional history, progress, and status of the museum; find it via the top menu at 384TH AIRFIELD ⇒ The Museum, or use this shortcut.
  • Group & Squadron Patches: ALL patches are back in stock! Visit 384th BG Inc. Marketplace/PX.
  • 384th Commemorative Wing Panel Project - UPDATE: The Wing Panel - aka "Wingy" - has been delivered to its new home at the Hill Aerospace Museum in Ogden, Utah, and has been installed as the centerpiece of a new display focused on the 8th AF. See it here. It is anticipated that future Group activities will include visits to the Museum. See also B-17 Wing Panel Signing Photos.
  • Planning to Visit Grafton Underwood? Click HERE for visit information and local contacts.
  • What's New? See the latest website updates and revisions on the Website Change Log, last modified 31 July 2021.

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  • 384th 2021 REUNION #32 - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Over 30 people attended the reunion in Ogden, Utah, from Wednesday to Sunday, 6-10 October including several new faces. A good time was had by all.
    The Wing Panel dedication on Friday, 8 October drew additional attendees from near and far, some having no connection with the 384th!
    Future reunions will be scheduled in conjunction with the 8th Air Force Historical Society, unless we decide to do another one in England (hint: in 2023)!
  • 2021 Reunion Attendees: Please upload your photos to the Gallery. Contact webmaster when upload is complete, or for assistance. AND, don't forget to send some to Paul Furiga for inclusion in the newsletter! Here are the photos we have so far. For those not familiar with the upload process, pull down the "PHOTO GALLERY" menu item above and click on "Upload Instructions"
  • Past Reunions: For a list of all the reunions held by the 384th Bomb Group since the first one in 1967 - with links to photo albums (where they exist) - visit 384TH BG INC Reunions.
  • Eighth Air Force Historical Society 2022 Reunion: Members of the 384th may wish to attend the 8AFHS 2022 Reunion in Memphis, TN, 19-23 October 2022. Information will be posted on the 8th Air Force Historical Society website beginning March 2022.
  • CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Starting 5 April 2021, we will be evaluating a technology update on our server. This update is optional now, but will become mandatory in a few years, so we will be actively searching for any problems it will cause on this site. From time-to-time you may notice strange stuff happening: if you do, and it is not corrected in a short time (say, 15 minutes) please let us know. For those who are interested, this update replaces PHP 7.x with PHP 8.0; PHP is the underlying scripting language we use on the site, which does all the magical stuff like searching the database, and a whole lot more. UPDATE: Initial testing has shown that this site in NOT compatible with PHP 8.0. Knowing this, we will find what needs to be done and do it. In the meantime we have upgraded to PHP 7.4 as an interim measure.