Constitution of the 385th Bomb Group Association
Adopted at members meeting October 2004
The name of this Association shall be the 385th Bomb Group Association. Its official abbreviation shall be 385 BGA. The 385 BGA is unincorporated and is non profit in accordance with the provisions of Section 501 (c) (19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and subsequent amendments.
The purposes of the 385 BGA are:
(a) To perpetuate the history and activities of the 385th Bombardment Group (H), 8th Air Force, that was stationed at Great Ashfield, RAF Station 155, Suffolk, England, during World War II, as well as of the subsequent 385 BGA.
(b) To remember and honor the veterans who gave their lives in this Group during World War II and those veterans who have died since.
(c) To maintain items and documents of an historical nature for the purpose of preserving the history and activities of the 385th Bombardment Group (H) and its veterans as well as of the 385 BGA, both during World War II and since. Such Archives will serve as reference material for historians and for educational purposes.
(d) To enhance communication among members with the publication of a newsletter. This Newsletter may also serve as a journal of the 395 BGA activities and as an historical record.
(e) To hold Reunions and Special Meetings to promote fellowship between members and enhance the esprit de corps within the 385 BGA.
(f) To locate and enroll veterans of the 385th Bomb Group, relatives of veterans of the 385th Bomb Group and other interested parties so that they may participate in and learn of the activities of the 385 BGA and to pass these on for posterity.
(g) Maintain a close relationship with other 8th AF Groups, historical Societies and organizations whenever possible.
(h) To educate the public, including school children, about the activities and history of the385th Bomb Group during World War II.
(i) To assist, if possible and feasible, in the maintenance of memorials to veterans of the 385th Bomb Group.
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