Official Website of the 385th Bomb Group Association

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WHAT’S NEW

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RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE WEBSITE

8/26/17  A new subsection of the Airman Database includes information concerning 385th BG personnel interred at the  American Cemeteries in Madingley, England and elsewhere in Europe.

8/10/17  All six Newsletters from 1991

8/08/17  All six Newsletters from 1990

8/07/17  All Newsletters from 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989 have been added.

7/23/17 Jan 1981, Jan 1982, Jul 1983, Oct 1983, Jan, Apr, Jun and Oct 1984 Newsletters have been added. — Mission Summaries page in the Database section has been completed.

7/22/17 Oct 1975, Dec 1975, Feb 1976, Mar 1977, Aug, 1979, Feb 1989 and Jan 1978 newsletters have been added. — “Last Post” date added to “What’s New” Menu Pick allowing someone to see on the Home Page whether the site had been updated since their last visit.

7/19/17 Jan 1983, Mar 1983 and Aug 1912 newsletters have been added.

9/6/16 A new page “Mission Summaries” has been added to the Database Section  and summaries of the first 14 missions have been added.
– New stories added to Story Archives.

9/9/16 Sep 2015 Newsletter added
– Missions 15-27 added to Mission Summaries
– New stories added to Story Archives.

9/10/16  Added photos from 385th base in Lewiston MT to Miscellaneous Gallery.
– Missions 28-40 added to Mission Summaries
– New stories added to Story Archives

A brief explanation of the design intent and current status of Site Sections is in order.

The PHOTOS section (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) contains six different galleries of photos acessed by clicking on the appropriate menus button or the main image associated with that gallery on the PHOTOS page.  These galleries are intended to contain selected photos selected by the website administrators in each category.  All photos, including duplicates and similar photos are contained in the HISTORICAL ARCHIVES section.  As a result, there is some overlap/duplication in the content of these two sections.

The NEWSLETTERS section (STABLE CONTENT, MORE COMING)contains copies of 385th BGA newsletters in chronological order.  Clicking on the date of a particular newsletter will download and display it (with Adobe Reader).

The STORY ARCHIVES section (STABLE CONTENT, MORE COMING) is contains stories, experiences, news accounts, etc. of individual Group members, crews or sections.

The 385TH AIRMAN DATABASE section (STABLE CONTENT contains searchable information on all missions flown by the 385th BG.  This database was created from loading lists housed in the National Archives.  It is as complete as possible given the available information which is not 100% complete or accurate.  This section also contains a list of 385th BG missions and a list of 385th BG aircraft numbers and (where available) names.

The HISTORICAL ARCHIVES section (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) will eventually become the digital archive of all 385th BG records, photos and information in the possession of the Association’s Historian.

The REUNIONS, MEMBERSHIP, CONTACT US and ADDITIONAL LINKS sections (STABLE CONTENT) should be self-evident.

The SEARCH function facilitates searching of this site for specific information.