Website Change Log

  • 2020-01-17: Uploaded new Group membership application, and revised Group contacts to reflect new Treasurer.
  • 2020-01-15: Behind-the-scenes modifications for consistency and maintainability, as well as some server clean-up.
  • 2019-12-23: Added sorting to Aircraft list on every individual mission page.
  • 2019-08-24: Released new version of the Stories page (WWII INFO-->Stories).
  • 2019-08-24: Corrected a latent formatting error on the mission aircraft list.
  • 2019-04-21: Updated Junket XI page to reflect current status, and change in Hotel Hoppa Bus Service.
  • 2019-04-09: Implementation of a new method of linking 384th website data pages to other information (websites, documents, photos) was begun today. This will first be noticed on "one mission" pages, the first example of which is Mission 94, 24 April 1944 (see the "Other Mission Documents" data block).
  • 2019-04-03: Revised One384thMission/MissionAircraftTable.php and One384thAircraft.php for more consistent display of mission data.
  • 2019-04-03: Merged NEWS and NOTICES topics on home page; minor cleanup.
  • 2019-02, 03: Added Junket XI page; updates will continue until departure time.
  • 2019-02-08: Moved site and Veteran name searches back onto the home page because of cross-platform implementation issues.
  • 2019-02-05: Moved site and Veteran name searches off the home page to a slideout.
  • 2019-02-04: Added a page explaining how you can support Grafton Underwood Memorial Landscape Maintenance, with a link on the home page.
  • 2019-02-02: Released the BETA version of the new Statistics page, and added a link to the WWII COMBAT menu topic.
  • 2019-01-31: Substantially finished the addition of to all pages.
  • 2019-01-29: Corrected a problem with adding the symbol to the Aircraft Detail page.
  • 2019-01-10: Added downloadable high-resolution images of Air Ministry maps of Grafton Underwood, both the airfield proper and the "domestic" area. From the top menu, pull down RESOURCES to Downloads.
  • 2018-12-12: Added details about the military units that supported the 384th Bomb Group at Grafton Underwood. Pull down the WWII INFO menu category to SUPPORT UNITS to see the list of units, and read about them.
  • 2018-12-02: Modified the home page to reload automatically five seconds after midnight (at the server in Los Angeles, of course).
  • 2018-12-01: Moved the WWII INFO⇒Original Air Crews page to the WWII COMBAT⇒PERSONNEL menu category.
  • 2018-12-01: Moved the PERSONNEL DATABASE SEARCH topic on the home page for technical reasons.
  • 2018-12-01: Removed VETERANS STORIES topic from the home page: access that page under the WWII INFO⇒Stories menu link.
  • 2018-11-18: Revised the WWII INFO⇒Original Air Crews page, including new content and information.
  • 2018-11-14: A minor thing - added a timezone indication to the "Today is [date]" element on the home page (hover over the date; doesn't work on some mobile device browsers). This should give our international site visitors an indication of why the website date might appear different from their local date.
  • 2018-10-12: In preparation for our Group visit to the Cambridge American Cemetery on our trip to England next year, added the Burial/Memorial information to the the KIA, MIA, and Non-Combat Deaths pages (under the WWII COMBAT⇒PERSONNEL menu item). Note that the tables on these pages can be sorted by name (the default), unit, date of death, and location of burial or memorial.
  • 2018-10-12: Added a new page at RESOURCES⇒Downloads with links to download useful research documents.
  • 2018-10-02: Added "Résumé of Tour of Bombing Action in Europe" memoir of Don Ackerson to WWII INFO⇒Stories and his person page.
  • 2018-09-27: Reunion updates on home page.
  • 2018-09-26: Added "My Experience" memoir of Joe Turlington to WWII INFO⇒Stories and his person page.
  • 2018-09-25: Revised the WWII INFO⇒Stories page, including new content and information.
  • 2018-09-17: Added "POW Tales" memoir of Herman Wollenweber to WWII INFO⇒Stories and his person page.
  • 2018-09-14: Revised the WWII INFO⇒The Plane News page and added three editions.
  • 2018-09-12: Removed the Escape & Evasion (pdf) reports from the photo gallery. A complete list of these documents can be found at WWII COMBAT⇒PERSONNEL⇒E & E Reports
  • 2018-09-10: Revised the RESOURCES⇒Research page and corrected certain links.
  • 2018-09-05: Revised the 384TH BG INC⇒Membership page, adding Proxy form and By-Laws downloads.
  • 2018-09-05: Added the ⇗ symbol to the top menu for links that open in new tab/window.
  • 2018-08-01: Added temporary diagonal banner feature advertising the reunion.
  • 2018-07-21: Added News item regarding the 384th NARA Digital Archive.
  • 2018-07-18: Removed a troublesome plugin from Piwigo photo gallery software, and upgraded php to version 7.2.
  • 2018-07-17: Added a photo gallery feature that enables registered users to manage the annotation of photos they have uploaded.
  • 2018-07-14: Added photos of the 2018 ceremonies in Belfonds, France: ⇗ Belfonds 2018.
  • 2018-07-14: Upgraded Piwigo photo gallery software to version 2.9.4, and corrected a misconfiguration related to viewing PDF files.
  • 2018-07-02: Corrected coding error on individual person page (person.php).
  • 2018-06-30: Revised TargetID.php - changed data item identifications.
  • 2018-06-30: Fixed a bug in sorting by position on the mission personnel roster page.
  • 2018-06-29: Initial website mods for secure HTTPS content delivery have been completed. Please update all bookmarks/favorites, etc.
  • 2018-06-27: Started to modify website files for secure HTTPS content delivery.
  • 2018-06-11: Updated the RESOURCES⇒Research page.
  • 2018-05-19: Added Winter 2018 Newsletter.
  • 2018-04-27: Added website last modification date to landing page.
  • 2018-04-26: Added the Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum to the RESOURCES⇒Related Websites page.
  • 2018-03-27: Added Ken Decker's "Roll of Honor" page to the WWII COMBAT⇒PERSONNEL sub-menu.
  • 2018-03-22: Added 2018 reunion package.
  • 2018-02-20: Revised 'One Mission' page, and updated missions 63A, 63B, and 269 for clarity and completeness.
  • 2018-02-18: GROUP patches are now available: revised Marketplace and home pages.
  • 2018-02-14: Added a "Black Thursday" story by Francis Sylvia to the Stories page and to his person page.
  • 2018-01-26: Removed some records from the Personnel database, as part of a continuing data quality effort.
  • 2018-01-18: Corrected coding error on One384thAircraft.php script (used for all aircraft).
  • 2018-01-17: Revised Sortie Report link on Person, Mission, and Aircraft pages.
  • 2018-01-16: Minor correction to Mission Personnel Roster page: include personnel on scrubbed aircraft.
  • 2018-01-15: Revised "Sortie Report" links throughout the website, for consistency.
  • 2018-01-11: Added "Evasion and Escape Devices..." book to Library page.
  • 2018-01-10: Minor revision to Mission Summary page, correction to Mission Loading List page.
  • 2018-01-07: Added abbreviations KEY to Mission Loading List page (as a slideout panel).
  • 2018-01-04: Further refinements to Mission Loading List page.
  • 2017-12-29: Removed combat chronology text from One384thMission.php pending development of an SOP for same.
  • 2017-12-28: Revised what tabs/windows links open in.
  • 2017-12-25: Initial implementation of "Today in WWII" on the website home page.
  • 2017-12-22: Removed combat credit annotation for unused spare aircraft on Mission Loading List page.
  • 2017-12-21: Revised home page 8AFHS reunion notice.
  • 2017-12-18: Added "(Weather A/C)" label to Mission Loading List page.
  • 2017-12-18: Added A/C Name to Mission Personnel page (hover on Aircraft serial number).
  • 2017-12-17: Revised Mission Loading List page.
  • 2017-12-16: Completed "Mission Personnel" reports, accessible from each mission page.
  • 2017-12-16: Inaugurated this change log.