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385th Bomb Group Association collection

 Collection — Object: 18.0012 - Publication
Identifier: 02.18.0012

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to the 385th Bombardment Group, Heavy, that was stationed at Station 155, Great Ashfield, Suffolk, England during World War II.  The collection includes a publication which documents the group's history during the war.


  • Creation: 1942-2015
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1943-1945
  • Creation: Date acquired: 04/23/2018


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

The 385th Bombardment Group, Heavy, was activated on February 1, 1942, at Geiger Field, Spokane, WA. and assigned to the Eighth Air Force in England in June 1943. The group operated with B-17 bombers and primarily as a strategic bombardment organization until the war ended, striking such targets as industrial areas, air bases, oil refineries, and communications centers in Germany, France, Poland, Belgium, Holland, and Norway. The group returned to the US in August 1945 and was inactivated on August 28, 1945.

Link to 385th Bomb Group Association website:


1 items (1 publication)

Source of Acquisition

Thomas Gagnon (385th Bomb Group Association President)

385th Bomb Group Association collection 02.18.0012
Michael G. Kasper
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US