Bomb Group

380th Bomb Group Association
World War II Veterans Group


A Detailed History of the 380th Bombardment Group (H)
in World War II

Barbara J. Gotham

Mrs. Gotham retired in December 2011 from the Energy Center/Discovery Park at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. She is currently employed part-time at CINDAS LLC, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Mrs. Gotham became involved with this group through her association with Ted Williams at Purdue University in the 1990s.

Although she has no familial relation to the 380th Bomb Group veterans, she thinks of all the members of the 380th as family and considers her work with them as a labor of love and thanks them for their service to our great country.

Her interests include traveling, reading, camping, fitness, gaming; in addition, she is an avid supporter of women's sports, especially the Purdue University's women's basketball program.
Mailing address:130 Colony Road
West Lafayette IN 47906-1209 USA

Theodore J. Williams

Theodore J. (Ted) Williams served as navigator on the aircrew of 1/Lt Carl D. Magee (Crew 91) of the 531st Bomb Squadron. Crew 91 joined the 380th on December 6, 1943, and most of this crew left the 380th for return to the United States on September 28, 1944.

Williams was Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Director Emeritus, Purdue Laboratory for Applied Industrial Control, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Professor Williams passed away on April 27, 2013, in West Lafayette, IN. He and his wife, Isabel, are buried in Blairsville, PA.




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Last updated:  13 August 2015