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"With a deep humility and with sincere reverence, we, the 390th Bombardment Group (H), dedicate this history to the families and loved ones of each and every member of the command."

–Col. Joseph A. Moller, Commander, 390th Bomb Group

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Originally founded by a close-knit group of 390th veterans to honor, preserve and share their stories, the museum has evolved to become a world class facility focused on the 390th Bomb Group and its role in the European air war. Today, it stands as testimony to the labor of love of its founding members. The museum is supported by individuals of all ages and nationalities, alongside an exceptional community of board members, staff, 390th Bomb Group veterans and veteran descendants, and volunteers.

Membership levels include:

  • Associate membership for individuals that are not a descendant of a 390th Bombardment Group Veteran;
  • Descendant membership for descendants of a 390th Bombardment Group Veteran; and
  • Family membership for 2 or more individuals residing within the same address.

The membership duration is one year. The membership includes:

  • Free admission to our museum as well as the Pima Air and Space Museum;
  • A subscription to our quarterly newsletter, the Square J Bulletin;
  • Invitation to the annual 390th Bomb Group Reunion.

Once your payment is processed, you may be contacted by museum staff for further information. A membership card will be mailed to you. Please allow 5-7 days for receipt of your membership card. If you have questions or need technical support, please email the museum for help.

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Our volunteers makes it possible for the 390th Memorial Museum to maintain the highest levels of excellence as the 390th Bomb Group’s legacy.  The Museum offers multiple volunteer positions, and will help find a fit for your skills and passion!  Fill out and submit the Volunteer Application below to get started today.  Currently, we are looking for the following volunteers:

Docents are friendly, flexible volunteers who welcome visitors and lead tours for groups and individuals throughout the year.

Educational & Outreach Volunteers work specifically with our school-age and family groups, both in the Museum and out in the community.

Administrative Assistant Volunteers work behind the scenes in our Administrative Office to assist with a variety of administerial tasks.

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Crew #89: A Family Affair

When brothers Roland Kurtz (Pilot) and Gil Kurtz (Bombardier) were assigned to Crew 89, they suggested that the plane be named Sister Kate. This, in honor of the older sister who had raised them. Crew 89 felt that Sister Kate was a fine suggestion, thinking that it would be lucky to have the plane named after a nun.

Perhaps the name was lucky: Sister Kate was one of four planes assigned to the 390th Bomb Group that survived more than 100 missions. It was during a 390th Bomb Group Reunion several decades later that the crew recognized their misunderstanding. All photos on this page feature Crew 89 members.

Crew 89. Back row from left: Ed Temple (radio operator); Roland Kurtz (pilot); Howard Godsey (waist gunner). Front row from left: Francis Piccirilli (Tail Gunner); Guilford “Gil” Kurtz (bombardier/togglier); Bruce “Dusty” Gifford (ball turret). Not shown: P. Fizsimmons (navigator); Alfred Hapburn (top turrett/engineer). Gunners. Dusty Gifford (left), Francis Piccirilli (right). Sister Kate. Bombs indicate number of missions. Brothers. Gil Kurtz (left), Roland Kurtz (right). Banner insert photo, above: Dusty Gifford.

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