The photos of the 388th make their story a little more understandable for us. Only the photos show how young and handsome these men were and how badly an aircraft could be damaged.
We display about 3,500 photos on this website and that number continues to grow. We do not have a photo for each of our veterans but our hope is to have at least one photo of each person, crew and aircraft. If you have any photos of this period that pertain to the 388th, we would be interested in hearing from you.
The photos are grouped into categories and subcategories based on the image. The main categories are aircraft, personnel, mission and miscellaneous. The number of photos in each category is shown in parentheses. Subcategories that contain a lot of photos are further subdivided.
provides photos of 388th aircraft (noted for the Square H on the tail). The main aircraft photo groups are nose art, airborne, crash and hardstand.
provides photos of the men and women of the 388th. The photos are generally from the WWII period.
The main personnel photo groups are activities, at work, group, location and sports. The location subcategory includes photos taken on
base or in England but also USA, Africa, and Poltava, Russia.
provides photos related to the 388th missions. The main mission photo groups are aerial view, bomb damage, mission map, and strike.
provides photos of men whom we cannot identify. If you can identify any of these men, please let
Some of the 388th photos stand out. In some cases the many copies of these photos in existence indicate a certain popularity.
Me410 : A German Me410 fighter is seen diving just off of the wingtip of a B-17. This has to be the most famous 388th photo. It has appeared in many newspapers, magasines and books. It is
generally believe to have been taken by a photographer flying with the Head crew on the May 12, 1944 mission to Brux, Czechsolvakia.