384th Personal Stories, and More

Individual 384th Bomb Group Veteran Stories (72)
384th Veteran Name Title Format
Ackerson, Donald RichardRésumé of Tour of Bombing Action in Europe (0.084 MB)PDF
Alfter, Glen EdwardAnatomy of a Shootdown (5.635 MB)PDF
Aufmuth, Lester HerbertClear for TakeoffWebsite
Austin, Ralph EarlA Personal Account (0.058 MB)PDF
Bardue, Theodore RooseveltA Rough Mission to Munich (0.120 MB)PDF
Beesley, Delmar JamesBeesley's 9 September 1944 Debrief (4.554 MB)PDF
Benjamin, Alfred DavidA Play: In the Dark of the Night (0.390 MB)PDF
Benjamin, Alfred DavidA Poem: In The Dark Of The Night (0.244 MB)PDF
Bennett, Dewayne (NMI), "Ben"Smokestack Blue Leader, Slow Down! (0.538 MB)PDF
Bennett, Dewayne (NMI), "Ben"Stories of a B-17 Pilot During WWIIWebsite
Bodenschatz, William JohnFive Years For Freedom (9.143 MB)PDF
Boles, Andrew John, JrThe Fateful Day (0.315 MB)PDF
Borgeson, Wesley Clifton, "Wes"Wesley Borgeson, B-17 Tail Gunner, POWVideo
Briley, Scott Andrew"As Briefed Part II" - A Remembrance of Scott Briley (7.484 MB)PDF
Burns, Robert (NMI)My Bit For Victory (2.721 MB)PDF
Butler, Johnny AddisonRecollections Of A World War II B-17 Bomber Pilot (0.130 MB)PDF
Calnon, Mark BrooksSome Lived, Some Died, It was Understood (2.532 MB)PDF
Clemis, Joseph BernardJoseph Clemis Mission Diary (2.525 MB)PDF
Dolan, William Edward, "Pop"A Memory With Wings of Steel (6.958 MB)PDF
Dolan, William Edward, "Pop"We Knew The Price Of Freedom (4.499 MB)PDF
Estrin, Leonard (NMI), "Len"Len Estrin's Combat Diary (6.029 MB)PDF
Everson, Charles WThe First Schweinfurt Raid - August 17, 1943 - LT Charles Everson's Account (Legacy) Webpage
Field, Edward (NMI)A poem, "World War II" (0.149 MB)PDF
Field, Edward (NMI)Minor Accident of WarVideo
Field, Edward (NMI)Poet Edward Field Reads His Poem "World War II"Video
Fleenor, Charles Thurman, "Chuck"B-17 Bombardier, Speaking at 2011 ReunionVideo
Goodrick, Gene RobertMission To Zeitz (0.049 MB)PDF
Grosbier, Gordon JosephGrosbier, Combat Mission Diary (8.508 MB)PDF
Grosbier, Gordon JosephGrosbier, Daily Journal (6.235 MB)PDF
Haley, Ralph BernardWorld War II Experiences (1.861 MB)PDF
Hitzeroth, Franklin CarlMy Story: The First Four Days (2.045 MB)PDF
Jackson, Leslie HallHow Leslie Jackson Became a Friend of Füssen (1.863 MB)PDF
Janovic, Lawrence Joseph, JrTour of Duty - 30 Missions (4.021 MB)PDF
Janson, Robert MatthewB-17 Flying Legend: Robert M. Janson, a photo essayVideo
Janson, Robert MatthewLt. Robert M. Janson: A Greatest Generation Story (0.301 MB)PDF
Koenig, Robert MartinHighlights from the POW Camp (3.589 MB)PDF
Ladendorff, Edmund H, JrTime Travel: Flight of the Navigator (0.676 MB)PDF
Lavoie, Ralph EdmundNear-Escape From Infamous Stalag 17 (0.971 MB)PDF
Leavitt, Philip NeldonGrandpa's Journal (0.194 MB)PDF
Lentz, Kenneth MelvinFormer POW Recalls His Day of Liberation (0.111 MB)PDF
Levison, Jules Sidney, "Julie"Jules Levison Diary (3.622 MB)PDF
Matican, Sigmund SidneyMatican Diary (1.381 MB)PDF
Maxey, Jesse Edward, JrJesse's Story (0.785 MB)PDF
McKinney, Jack NormanMy "Swiss Miss" Adventure (0.675 MB)PDF
McMath, James GordonSlightly Dangerous (5.177 MB)PDF
Misch, Henry ConradHenry C Misch WWII Diary (7.671 MB)PDF
Montz, Nemours Albert, "Nem"Army Air Corps Vet Remembers His Luck (3.905 MB)PDF
Neville, Harry WalterHarry Neville's Wartime Diary (13.123 MB)PDF
Owens, Walter EvanAs Briefed, 1974 Addendum (with Frank Priesnitz' comments) (7.825 MB)PDF
Pratt, John ButlerDiary of John Butler Pratt (7.246 MB)PDF
Richert, Clarendon George, "Rick"B-17 Navigator, Speaking at 2011 ReunionVideo
Roth, Verle LeroyVerle Roth, B-17 Pilot, Speaking at 2011 ReunionVideo
Roth, Verle LeroyVerle Roth's War (0.092 MB)PDF
Sarto, Joseph MichaelA Remembrance Of Joe Sarto (0.191 MB)PDF
Schimenek, John FrancisJohn Francis Schimenek WWII Diary (10.380 MB)PDF
Seniawsky, Peter (NMI)Peter Seniawsky's Black Thursday Escape (0.979 MB)PDF
Shinsky, Paul Francis, "Red", Sr26 June 1943, Shoot-down of 42-30037PDF
Sienkiewicz, Edward Alfred, "Sink"Crew 115 (23.657 MB)PDF
Spearman, Eugene (NMI)The Eighth Air Force in World War II (3.588 MB)PDF
Stahlhut, Robert FredThe Way I Remember It (1.945 MB)PDF
Storey, Wallace ArnoldSilver Wings and the Eighth Air Force (excerpt) (4.309 MB)PDF
Sylvia, Francis RobertAccount of 14 October 1943 Mission and its Aftermath (9.866 MB)PDF
Turlington, Howard JoeMy Experience (0.312 MB)PDF
Uriwal, Alfons Francis, "Al"Diary of Alfons Francis Uriwal (15.153 MB)PDF
Watterson, Arnold (NMI), "Pappy"Arnold Watterson's War DiaryWebsite
Werbanec, George FrankOur Fatal Day, June 22,1943 (8.075 MB)PDF
Westlake, Albert FWestlake's Story (1.754 MB)PDF
Wick, Harvey ArthurA Tribute to Harvey Arthur Wick (9.481 MB)PDF
Wilkens, William John, "Bill"Bill Wilkens' Combat Diary (3.842 MB)PDF
Williamson, Albert (NMI)The Trip of a Lifetime (3.296 MB)PDF
Wollenweber, Herman, JrPOW Tales (0.278 MB)PDF
Zieba, Edmund (NMI)I Remember... (0.169 MB)PDF
Individual 384th Bomb Group Veteran Interviews (48)
384th Veteran Name Title Format
Armstrong, James Edwin1997 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Barber, Raymond Clifford2004 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Bennett, Dewayne (NMI), "Ben"2001 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Bennett, Dewayne (NMI), "Ben"James Taff Interview by Ben Bennett (81.210 MB)Audio
Blevins, Donald Hillman2002 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Bonacker, Marlyn Ray2014 Interview TranscriptWebsite
Bonacker, Marlyn Ray2016 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Bonacker, Marlyn Ray2017 - A Tail Gunner's StoryVideo
Brandon, George Gray2006 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewAudio
Britton, Joseph Rodman2016 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Cadwallader, Donald James2004 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewAudio
Calnon, Mark Brooks2003 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Calnon, Mark Brooks2013 Oral History InterviewVideo
Calnon, Mark Brooks2013 Oral History Interview Transcript (0.479 MB)PDF
Deignan, Charles Joseph2005 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Donovan, Warren Francis2003 Natick Veterans Oral History Project InterviewVideo
Ferrell, Oran D, Jr2004 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Field, Edward (NMI)2018 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Froeschle, Rudolph Phillip, "Rudy"2009 Oral History InterviewVideo
Furiga, Frank Dominic2004 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewAudio
Furrey, Thomas Edwin, JrOral History InterviewAudio
Goodrick, Gene RobertGene Goodrick Describes His Silver Star Mission (6.544 MB)Audio
Hightshoe, Clarence CecilOral History InterviewVideo
Hoppen, Jack StewartOral History InterviewVideo
House, Rodney WOral History InterviewVideo
Jaworski, Frank (NMI)Oral History InterviewAudio
Jones, Lynn TiltonOral History InterviewVideo
Kilmer, Robert Bruce, JrOral History InterviewAudio
Kovach, Joseph WilliamOral History InterviewVideo
Kushner, Jack (NMI), "Kush"2011 Oral History InterviewVideo
Lewis, Charles Allyn, "Allyn"2006 Interview in Several PartsVideo
Lustig, David Carl, "Dave", Jr2003 Oral History InterviewAudio
Maggart, Richard LeeOral History InterviewAudio
Martin, J D (IO)Oral History InterviewVideo
Meyer, Alfred (NMI)Oral History InterviewVideo
Neumann, James HowardOral History InterviewVideo
Oglesby, Howard JasperOral History InterviewVideo
Richard, Oscar Gabriel, IIIOral History InterviewVideo
Richert, Clarendon George, "Rick"Oral History InterviewAudio
Smith, Luther Earl, "Smitty"2011 Veteran's History Project Oral History InterviewVideo
Stier, George WithersOral History InterviewVideo
Sullivan, Clifford CiceroOral History InterviewVideo
Taff, James AJames Taff Interview by Ben Bennett (81.210 MB)Audio
Thacker, Robert Eli, "Bob"2014 Oral History InterviewVideo
Wade, Roger JohnMy First Combat Mission, an InterviewVideo
Walton, Daniel AltonOral History InterviewVideo
Wilkens, William John, "Bill"2020 Video Interview of Bill WilkensVideo
Wininger, Dexter GeneOral History InterviewVideo
Articles and Other Works Related to the 384th (46)
Author Title Format
-'August 5, 1944 Mission 173 Press Release - Transcription' on The Arrowhead ClubNone
-'First Letter from Mrs. Andersen' on The Arrowhead ClubNone
-'Robert E. Thacker' on WikipediaNone
-'Valor: The Saga of Barrel House Bessie' in Air Force MagazineWebsite
VariousA Hitch In Hell (0.851 MB)PDF
Matt SmithA Night Long Forgotten - 18th April 1944 (0.697 MB)PDF
-A Short Bio...Website
Klaus Schumann & Horst RiesAls Leisnig (English text) (4.079 MB)PDF
Klaus Schumann & Horst RiesAls Leisnig (German text) (4.776 MB)PDF
-B 17F 42-5838 crash landed on Asnæs on 4/1 1944Webpage
Marc PooleB-17F 42-29636 "X-Virgin" (Legacy)Webpage
Wings MuseumB-17G Tail Number 43-39035 ExhibitWebsite
Menno PoldermanB17 One MissionWebsite
-Baton Rouge WWII Veteran Signs Wing PanelNone
-Ceremony Honors Griffin Crew on 70th Anniversary of Their LossWebsite
-Colby A Waugh on FindaGraveNone
-Daruszka's Enlistment DataWebsite
Irving Mills (306th BG)Eagles Can Walk (3.045 MB)PDF
WebmasterErickson CrewWebsite
Fred PrellerFlorida Veterans Road Trip, 2014 (0.044 MB)PDF
Graham ButlinGrafton Underwood 2015 Remembrance Day CeremoniesVideo
Graham ButlinGrafton Underwood 2016 Remembrance Day CeremoniesVideo
Graham ButlinGrafton Underwood 2017 Remembrance Day CeremoniesVideo
Graham ButlinGrafton Underwood 2018 Remembrance Day CeremoniesVideo
Charles Keith BarkerGrafton Underwood Airfield Remembered 1944 (2.201 MB)PDF
Urban BexGrafton Underwood Ops BuildingVideo
-James Vranna obituary, 2012Website
-John Oliver Buslee on The Arrowhead ClubWebsite
JAY HARE / DOTHAN EAGLE Local World War II vet makes his markWebsite
-Loyd's Final Resting Place (as LLOYD)None
-MAJOR GENERAL DALE O. SMITH, USAF BiographyWebsite
Chris GesseleMemories of the 'Greatest Generation': A B-17 Lands in HazenWebsite
-Monument B-17 "The Joker"Webpage
-My Service in the Military, Henry G. HorakNone
-My uncle James BrennanWebsite
Major General Dale O. SmithNot So Fond Memories of Oberpfaffenhofen (2.968 MB)PDF
-Ozark, Alabama World War II Veteran HonoredWebsite
-Paul's Sentimental JourneyWebsite
-Spartanburg World War II vets recall their missions Website
-Sundlun's Obituary in the New York TimesNone
-The Big Bend Sentinel, 28 April 1944.None
Sue Higgins, Wayne County Star, NYThe Good Lord Was With Our Crew (1.062 MB)PDF
Cindy Farrar BryanTribute to the 384th Bomb Group in WWIIVideo
-Victor Stornant Survived Missions in B-17sNone
-We Were Soldiers Once, and YoungWebsite
Keith M. BullockWho Is That Young Woman?Website