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The men of 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 bombing campaign against Axis powers. This website honors their valor and sacrifice.
 MISSION FOR TODAY 

Today is May 25th

The Group flew one mission on this date:

Year Mission Primary Target
1944115Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines and Blainville-sur-l'Eau, France
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 THE 384TH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 
  • MUSEUM STATUS UPDATE

    The 384TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP MUSEUM, a registered UK charity, have bought the buildings at Grafton Underwood and the 99 year ground lease of the Museum site has been activated. Work is now being concentrated on the new Visitor Center Nissen hut that we are aiming to open in Summer 2024. We continue to hold regular workdays, while many small Volunteer groups, focused on specific tasks, are working when available to keep the momentum moving forward.

    Soon the Memorial Site will be receiving assistance in its maintenance program from museum Volunteers.

    Currently we are looking at the mains electric power solution for the Museum buildings. A solar option has been suggested and is being explored in depth. Since it will likely require a large capital investment it is being looked at very carefully.

    Recent press releases and television features have provided a welcome boost in donations via our new “GoFundMe” page at https://gofund.me/bc3a7de9. All donations are used only to purchase required materials, as all labor is provided by Volunteers.

  • Planning to Visit Grafton Underwood? Click Visitor's Guide for visit information and local contacts.
 WEBSITE 
  • Operations are Normal: We expect only minor maintenance work to continue in the background. As always, please report any anomalies to the Webmaster using the button at the bottom of every page.
  • What's New? See the latest website revisions on the Website Change Log, last updated 25 January 2024.
 384TH BOMB GROUP HERITAGE ASSOCIATION 
501(c)(3) STATUS UPDATE

The Group submitted an application to the I.R.S. for recognition as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on 27 February 2024. When the I.R.S. approves it, all contributions to the Group on and after that date will qualify as tax-deductible for all donors.

On 21 March 2024, the IRS informed us that our Group is not entitled to use the (short) Form 1023-EZ, and that we should file the regular (long) Form 1023 to obtain our 501(c)(3) status. If anyone out there has experience with this process, please contact us by using the link below to contact the Webmaster.

Museum Support
  • Active fundraising in the US is on pause until the requirements of the next project steps are confirmed.
  • NEWSLETTER NEWS
  • May 2024 Newsletter: The latest issue, in full color, has been uploaded to the website. Download and read it at the 384TH BG INC-->Newsletters page.
  • MEMBERSHIP NEWS
  • ONLINE MEMBERSHIP FORM Become a new Member, renew your annual membership, or update your information using the online form. Instructions for dues payment are included.
  • REUNION NEWS
  • 384th 2024 Reunion, New Orleans, 25-29 September: We will once again meet with the Eighth Air Force Historical Society at their reunion in New Orleans, Louisiana. Details are now available at the link below. The HQ hotel will be the Higgins Hotel New Orleans, a new hotel which bills itself as "The official hotel of The National WWII Museum" as it is right across the street from the Museum! Unfortunately, the original contracted room block has sold out and new registrants should reserve a room at the overflow hotel (see at link below). The 8AFHS is working with the Higgins to make more rooms available and to recycle rooms when a reservation is canceled.
    Days until Reunion: 123 - REUNION INFORMATION PAGE

  • Past Reunions: For a list of all the reunions held by the 384th Bomb Group since the first one in 1967 - with links to photo albums (where they exist) - visit 384TH BG INC Reunions.