Collections

Joseph A. Moller Library

The 390th Memorial Museum is the premier research and historical learning center focused on the 390th Bombardment Group (H).

In addition to the museum’s object collection, the non-circulating Joseph A. Moller Archive is home to thousands of aural, textual and visual resources relating to the 390th Bombardment Group. Broadly, items housed in the archive include documents, photographs and oral histories pertaining to the experiences of 390th veterans of the war.

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Explore the Collection

The Museum’s collections are open for the public and scholars alike. Notice: The Joseph A. Moller Archive has transitioned to a new archival system and is working through a backlog of unprocessed material. Currently the library does not hold public hours. Please check the collections portal before submitting an inquiry to our staff. Staff will direct you to resources based on your inquiry.

Requests for Information

The Collections team is best suited to respond to inquiries specific to the 390th Bombardment Group (H). Examples may include material related to personnel records or information about a specific mission or aircraft. Patrons with broad questions about the war or other bomb groups may be referred elsewhere. Staff will direct you to resources based on your inquiry.  Requests for information may be submitted via the website; forms may also be submitted at the Museum’s front desk.  For timely fulfillment of your request, please ensure you fill out the form in its entirety.

Reproductions from the Archives

Museum members receive free reproductions for personal use of material in our archives. Fees apply for non-members seeking reproductions. For members who wish to publish or distribute images, fees will apply. Students publishing museum archival material in a thesis, dissertation or other publication may receive reduced fees. Fees will apply for printed facsimiles. Use of material for exhibitions may require Board approval. Use of museum material in for-profit endeavors will necessitate fees.

Please check the collections portal and determine what image you are interested in, then fill out the form on that page.  For timely fulfillment of your request, please ensure you fill out the form in its entirety. At this time we are unable to send items electronically.

Please be advised that staff may not always be able to create a high quality image, or to copy an item due to its copyright. In the event we cannot create a copy of the image requested, you will be contacted to determine the best course of action. Once staff has confirmed an item can be reproduced, you will be contacted regarding payment. Once payment is processed, staff will print and mail your photograph. Please allow 7-10 days to process your entire photo request.

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RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH

National Archives and Records Administration

Resources for Genealogy Research

Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs)

WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties

Resources Explaining How to Research Military Records

Other Government Agencies

Library of Congress: Chronicling America

Air Force Historical Research Agency

U.S. Army Center of Military History

Sister Museums

Parham Airfield Museum

National Museum of the USAF 

MacArthur Memorial 

Imperial War Museum

American Air Museum in Britain

National WWII Museum

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth AF

Historical Societies, Associations and Interest Groups

Eighth Air Force Historical Society

Fold 3: Historical Military Records

Family Search: Military Record Finder

WWII Veterans Website

303rd Bomb Group has a map with locations of 8th AAF Bases in England

Airplanes of the Past maintains a list of B-17 Surviving Aircraft

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View the entire collection in the Collections Portal

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