Resources for Research

While the museum is happy to help you conduct research into the 390th Bomb Group or your veteran, often it is helpful to look to outside resources.  Below you will find a list to help you in your research.  If you find information you would like to share with the museum, please contact us!

SERVICE RECORDS: The museum’s collection has a limited number of service records.  If you are a descendant who wants complete service records, please consider contacting the National Archives.  If you are not a direct descendant of a veteran and wish to find information about a veteran, please check with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office and submit a records request.  The museum is not able to request service records on the behalf of veterans or descendants.


Just getting started?  Read the Ultimate Guide to Military Records for Genealogy from Genealogy Explained.

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

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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