384th Bomb Group Library
    384th Bomb Group Microfilm Records CD-ROM

One CD-ROM containing a complete set of images professionally converted to computer graphic files. Includes a copy of XnView, a free image-viewing program, if you are not able to view files in the standard TIFF format. Additional space on the CD-ROM is filled with copies of various interesting USAAF documents. This CD-ROM is offered without cost upon request: send an email using the link below, and be sure to provide your mailing address.

PLEASE NOTE: While this is a complete set of the microfilm images, it is not a complete set of 384th Bomb Group records - not all records were microfilmed. Quality of the images is exactly the quality of the images on the film - some are good, some are completely unusable. I have not encountered a converted image that does not faithfully represent the film image it was made from.

This offer is open to all 384th historical researchers, as well as 8th Air Force and WWII researchers in general.

Contact:
Fred Preller

  Memories of the 384th Bombardment Group
by Ken Decker

January 2003 edition, plus up-to-date personnel additions. New section honoring the support crews. Over 840 pages packed with stories, facts, and more than 1000 photos. 316 missions are covered by date, including crew listings by aircraft for all losses and special events. Stories and important facts such as the fate of those missing are included as well as those seriously wounded or killed in returning aircraft. Roster containing 6500 names, sorted alphabetically, with rank, crew position and service dates (where known). Aircraft listings by serial number and name. Price is $96.50, including shipping.

Contact:
Ken Decker
410 Cloverdale Road
Chenango Forks, NY 13746-1130
E-Mail: Ken Decker

  Airfield Focus: Grafton Underwood
by John N. Smith

A 2001 release, the 44th in a series of books covering the airfields of England. A really great book that includes a complete history of the field, and a wealth of rare photos. Price is $9, including shipping.

Contact:
Adam Smith
PO Box 617667
Chicago, IL 60661

  A Dying Breed: The Courage of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
by Neal B. Dillon

This excellent book chronicles the experiences encountered by the William Kaczaraba crew (547th BS) from flight training through being shot down over Denmark on 1/4/1944, throughout POW life. Author Neal Dillon writes the book in remembrance of his brother-in-law, TSGT John Samuel Honeycutt, Engineer on the crew.

  ESCAPE!
by Lt. Colonel James Edwin Armstrong, USAFR, Retired

Another new 384th BG title, written by 546th BS pilot James Armstrong. Relive Armstrong's war experiences with the 384th, and his daring escape from fortress Europe after being shot down on the September 6, 1943 mission to Stuttgart, Germany.

  Screaming Eagle: Memoirs of a B-17 Group Commander
by Major General Dale O. Smith

384th Group Commander Smith's autobiography, giving his personal account and experiences of his tenure with the 384th BG.

Currently out of print, copies can often be found through Internet resources such as eBay and ABEBooks.com, and bookstores like B&N and Amazon.

  Heritage of Valor
by Colonel Budd Peaslee

Original 384th Group Commander Peaslee's autobiography, giving his personal account and experiences of his tenure with the 384th BG.

Currently out of print, copies can often be found through Internet resources such as eBay and ABEBooks.com, and bookstores like B&N and Amazon.

  Keep The Show On The Road
by Linda Fayers-Hallin and Quentin Bland

A history of 384th Bombardment Group Operations, from activation on 28 December 1942, thru post-war European operations. An incredible wealth of facts on missions, with personal accounts to provide the human side of the picture. Describes combat operations, month-by month, from June 1943 thru April 1945.

The book, all 684 pages, is available from the authors for US $170.00 inclusive of postage, packing and insurance or 100.00 drawn on a UK Bank or 85.00 in the UK. This book was self published.

Contact:
Quentin Bland, The Post Office
Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northants
NN14 3AA
England

Or

Linda Fayers-Hallin
Telephone: (+44) 01480 890475 (United Kingdom)
Email: Linda & Vic Fayers-Hallin.


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