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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 June 24th

The Group flew one mission on this date:

Year Mission Primary Target
1944145Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
  • 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.
  • June 2021 Newsletter: The June issue, in full color, has been uploaded to the website. Download and read it at the 384th BG Inc. Newsletters page.
  • 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 1 April 2021.

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  • UPDATE - 384th 2021 REUNION: Plans are being made to hold a reunion in Ogden, Utah, from Wednesday, 29 September to Sunday, 3 October. Details will be made available as soon as they are finalized.
  • 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 2021 Reunion: Members of the 384th may wish to attend the 8AFHS 2021 Reunion in Savannah, GA, 27-31 October 2021. Here is the Initial Information Package. Additional information and updates are posted on the 8th Air Force Historical Society website and will appear in the 8TH AF NEWS beginning March 2021.
  • 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.