Bomb Group

380th Bomb Group Association

Newsletter 39 ~ Summer 2009


Wilma Page Lanier sent these WWII posters

from: Bob Livingstone

to: Barbara Gotham and Ted Williams

Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 5:11 PM

New color pic

You will like this one.

Fabulous color and clarity for 1943, and still just as good 66 years later; I wonder whether we will be able to say the same for the photos we are taking digitally today?

The long term storage methods of digital photos remain an unknown.



Pete Johnson from Australia sent this photo last November - he got it off of e-Bay. If anyone knows who this is, please let Barb Gotham know!

Ben Mollicone sent this photo

Photos provided by Marvin Gardner

Back Row: Keith Baker (NG), Eugene Garland (G), Gravel Gasage (R), Larry Bergeron (G), and Joe McLarry (E).

Front Row: Chester Babiarz (TG), Wallace Kotouch (CP), Milton Brown (B), Marvin Gardner (AC)

Picture by Harry Bandow (Nav)


Back Row: Keith Baker (NG), Chester Babiarz (TG), Eugene Garland (G), Joe McLarry (F)

Front Row: Harry Bandow (Nav), Marvin Gardner (AC), Wallace Kotouch (CP), Milton Brown (B)

Picture by Larry Bergeron (AG)


from: Doug Tilley

to: Barbara Gotham

Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 6:19 PM


Maybe you could put names to the faces. Not sure if it was taken at Fenton or Darwin.


Adelaide River

If you can identify the fellas in this photo, let us know!

from: Bill Shek

to: Barb Gotham

Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Hi Barb,

I've attached some photos I got from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in the United Arab Emirates (the latest incarnation of the 380th BG). Don't know if the photos will be good enough to put in the newsletter, but if so I thought it would be interesting for everyone to see how they are honoring the original Group. The pics titled "Hdtrs" are of the interior of the Headquarters building there. The photos on the wall are blowups they made of some of the photographs I sent them. The other photos titled "Tent" are of their "Heritage Tent" (outside and interior) named "Fenton's" that they set up. They also put up some blowups there. If these pics can't be put in the newsletter don't worry because they're in a presentation I hope to do at the reunion.

Bill Shek


Heritage Tent (exterior and interior photos)


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