This web site contains a wealth of data concerning the 388th. Persons, aircraft, missions, crews, and crashes
are each given their own web page with any related photographs. The pages have a Sources section that
identifies documents that reference the page subject.
Persons Over 8300 personnel have been identified who can be associated with the 388th Bomb Group. These
include combat and support personnel, red cross, VIPs visiting the base, certain local civilians. Each person listing
has a first, middle and last name; rank, MOS number, serial number, unit and duty; as well as date of birth, place of birth and date of
death. In some cases there are videos of the individual speaking about their 388th experiences.
Missions The 315 official 388th missions are represented - 306 combat missions, 5 Chowhound missions, and
1 POW mission and 2 Revival missions. Mission information includes date, target (country and city),
number of aircraft scheduled, sent, aborted, and lost. Also a sortie list (aircraft, crew, formation position, outcome)
is provided for each mission. Some mission descriptions (from Ed Huntizinger's '388th At War') are provided. For some
of the missions we show mission maps showing flak locations on the continent.
Aircraft Over 400 B-17 aircraft are represented with sortie information for all 315 missions. Aircraft information
includes serial number, name, squadron, first and last mission, MACR (if any). The sortie information includes mission number,
crew and aborts. Over 248 aircraft photos are provided and the number grows.
Crews Approximately 520 crews are represented with sortie information from all 315 missions.
Crew information includes name, squadron, first and last mission, MACR (if any) and number of missions.
The sortie information is for all missions the crew was assigned to fly (including the aborts) and
includes the mission number and aircraft. Over 277 crew photos are provided and more are being added.
When known the crewman are identified in the photos.
Crewman Approximately 4,500 crewmen of the 5,200 crewmen are represented. Crewman information includes name, crew, position, and fate. The crewman information appears on the crew pages.
Sorties Over 9,500 sorties are represented. Sortie information includes aircraft serial number, crew, mission
number, planned and actual position in formation, outcome (completed, aborted, lost)
Crashes About 186 crashes are represented. Crash information includes aircraft serial number,
crew, mission number, cause, MACR (if any), date, number of men KIA, MIA, POW, returned, interned.
Not all crashes occured over enemy territory and only those crashes where men were missing received a MACR
Photos We have over 3500 photos online showing aircraft, personnel, crews, base buildings, base life,
off base activities and much more. Many of the photos have personnel identified. The photo section has the photos
organized by content. Photos are grouped into major categories of aircraft, personnel, missions, and sources. Each
major category is subdivided into other categories. This organization allows a quick and easy way to fine a photo.