Welcome to the 384th Bomb Group Website

The 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) flew 316 combat missions over Europe in B-17 aircraft during World War II in the 8th Air Force's strategic bombing campaign against Axis powers. This website honors and preserves the record of the 384th.

Today is April 9th

The Group flew these missions on this date:

Year Mission Primary Target
194486Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
1945307Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
  • INSECURE WEBSITE ADDRESS: If you do not see a little lock symbol in the browser address bar, please click on the "384TH HOME" link in the menu bar - then UPDATE ALL OF YOUR BOOKMARKS for this site, including the photo gallery.
  • March Newsletter: The March 2020 issue of the 384th BG Newsletter has been mailed. As always, you may access it on the website. Just pull down the "384TH BG INC" top menu topic and click on the "Newsletters" menu item.
  • Bill Wilkens Video Interview: Visit the Stories page and select the Interviews tab to see this interview. For those who know him, it is pure Ole Bill!
  • Group & Squadron Patches: ALL patches are back in stock! Visit Marketplace/PX.
  • 384th Commemorative Wing Panel Project: The Wing Panel - aka "Wingy" - has been delivered to its new home at the Hill Aerospace Museum, where it will become the centerpiece of a new display. See it here. It is anticipated that future Group activities may include visits to the Museum. See B-17 Wing Panel Signing Photos.
  • DUES UPDATE: Dues for the 2020 calendar year are due. If you have not already remitted your 2020 dues payment, please remember to do so; if you have paid your dues and your check has not cleared, it is not necessary to send another. There has been a delay in depositing dues payments; the backlog should start clearing soon. Payments should be sent to Carol Alfter - see the address on the updated membership form (pull down the 384TH BG INC topic in the top menu and click on Membership).
  • Planning to Visit Grafton Underwood? Click HERE for visit information and local contacts.
  • What's New? See the latest website updates and revisions on the Website Change Log, last modified 24 March 2020.

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  • WENDOVER ON "WILD NEVADA": Our reunion will not visit Wendover (or anywhere else) this year, so here is a teaser about what we have missed: Wendover to Elko, produced by our local PBS station KNPB in 2017. You will meet Jim Petersen on a tour of Historic Wendover Airfield.
  • 384th 2020 REUNION, 15 MARCH UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus situation, the original plans to hold this year's 384th Bomb Group reunion during June in Ogden, Utah, have been CANCELLED: a 384th reunion will be planned for 2021. Members may wish to attend the 8AFHS 2020 Reunion in Memphis. See the 8th Air Force Historical Society website, or download 8AFHS 2020 Reunion Information for Interested 384th Members.
  • Past Reunions: For a list of all the reunions held by the 384th Bomb Group since the first one in 1967, visit 384TH BG INC⇒Reunions.

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