384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

Welcome to the 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Photo Gallery. This gallery makes available the photographic and documentary portion of the 384th BG record. All content on this gallery is visible to all visitors. Those wishing to enter a comment or contribute images will need to register and log in (links at left of Home page). Please register for an account when you need access beyond viewing gallery content. For additional information about the 384th BG, visit the 384th Bomb Group website⇗.

Guidance on contributing images can be obtained by downloading this PDF document:  Upload Instructions

FROM 22 NOVEMBER 2022 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Due to a recent revision to the MySQL Database standard, a #1064 error may be encountered when trying to navigate to a photo album. Please report the name of the album you are trying to access using the "Contact webmaster" at the page bottom, right. Thanks for your help.

John Fahr became the 81st Veteran of the 384th to sign the wing panel on 21 January 2014, in Naples, Florida..

Fahr was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 545th Bomb Squadron with his crew in September 1944. He completed his combat tour of 35 missions in January 1945.

At the time of signing, John was handicapped as a result of a stroke and dementia, and his wife was not certain he would - or could - sign the wing panel. However, when he saw the stained glass Triangle-P we had brought (courtesy of Keith Ellefson), he roused himself from his bed and said "B-17!" With a little cooperation, we were able to move him in an assistive chair out into the Florida sunshine, where he signed the wing panel without hesitation. He seemed to know what it meant. We then mentioned to him that he had been a B-17 pilot, and asked if he would like to write "Pilot" under his name, which he proceeded to do. It was clear that, deep down, John Fahr the warrior was still with us.

Panel host for this signing event was Fred Preller, assisted by Sal Scalia.