380th Bomb Group Association

 NEWSLETTER #10 -- March 2002



When you next visit our website and its History project, you will find considerable change. It was originally organized around our Rosters Project and was so-labeled. This was because we did not know then how far we could proceed in supplying detail concerning our history that one cannot include in a narrative history book like the wonderful ones done by the Hortons.

The completion of the initial manuscript of the Aircraft Project and its showing at the Dayton Reunion emphasized to us that there is a great deal that we can do, but that the previous format with its emphasis on the rosters was incomplete and even misleading. Thus, as you can see when you visit the site, it has been completely revamped and now emphasizes all aspects of our history. We hope you will like it and find it convenient to visit.

As promised in the last FLYING CIRCUS (No. 9), Barb Gotham has completed the placing of the first 40 airplanes on the site and arranged for placing of the remainder of the 137 that were involved in our Australia-New Guinea operations on the site as well. These will happen individually as she has time. The Philippines operations will then follow as soon as possible as a separate section.

The work on the missions manuscript has already begun. We will bring with us what we have at the time to Salt Lake City so that you can review and comment on this aspect of our project at that time.

If you have any photos of the aircraft or the mission sites that you'd like to share, we would be happy to receive copies, either electronically (computer scans sent by email ) or by regular mail. You can send your submissions to:

Barb Gotham
130 Colony Road
W. Lafayette IN 47906-1209
or by email at: 380th.ww2@gmail.com

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