Bomb Group

380th Bomb Group Association
World War II Veterans Group





This compilation was drawn from a number of sources. The work was carried out in a largely sequential manner using the following sources in the order presented below:

  1. The Membership Rosters of the 380th Bomb Group Association, Inc. (the organization of the veterans of World War II service in the 380th Bomb Group and their families) as compiled by Mrs. Helen M. Thompson, Executive Secretary.


  3. Entries concerning the war service of individuals as carried by The Flying Circus, the newsletter of the 380th Bomb Group Association, Inc., edited by Mrs. Thompson.


  5. The partial roster of individuals serving in the 380th Bomb Group in World War II as carried in the first history of the Group, THE FLYING CIRCUS - 380TH BOMB GROUP, privately published 1946. This list gave only the names, whether officer or enlisted man, and unit assignment of approximately two-thirds of the total complement of the 380th Bomb Group.


  7. Listings of Wartime Casualties and of the Command List of the Group as published in BEST IN THE SOUTHWEST, the third history of the 380th Bomb Group, by Glenn R. Horton.


  9. The Mission Records of the 380th Bomb Group as carried by the National Archives of the United States, Annex II, College Park, Maryland. These records are complete except for initial missions carried out in New Guinea in June 1943 while serving with the 43rd and 90th Bomb Groups.


  11. The Unit Histories of the 380th Bomb Group and its constituent squadrons as obtained in microfilm from the Air Force Historical Research Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. The histories begin in January or February 1944 and continue until peace in September 1945. The earlier history is only summarized. The reports include copies of some selected orders by and to the 380th Bomb Group during the above period. These are quite incomplete but hopefully there has been enough overlap between the presentations of the several units involved to include all individuals who served in the 380th.

A separate sheet was kept on each individual collecting all available information from each of the above sources for all who served in the 380th Bomb Group during World War II. Conflicting information was sorted out based on repetition of use and on its plausibility. In many cases several different values were presented for serial numbers, name spellings, and assignments, etc. It is hoped that the correct version has been chosen in each case. Entries are presented alphabetically by last name of each individual, for each Squadron and Group Headquarters in turn. Where individuals had more than one assignment, each of these is included in the proper place.

No attempt has been made to include rosters of associated and affiliated units such as Quartermaster, Transportation, Communications, Anti-Aircraft Defense, Repair Depot, and Hospital Units that serviced the 380th Bombardment Group (H) in its mission.


About this Roster
Notes Concerning Each Listing
Collection of Data
Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
Table of Relative Rank Titles and Abbreviations
Australian Duty Titles
Command Structures
Roster of Group Headquarters
Roster of the 528th Squadron
Roster of the 529th Squadron
Roster of the 530th Squadron
Roster of the 531st Squadron

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