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390th Memorial Museum Recognized for Excellence

Museum Passes the American Alliance of Museums’ Core Documents Verification Program The 390th Memorial Museum has passed the American Alliance of Museums’ Core Documents Verification, an important milestone in its [...]

How To Build an 8th Air Force Heavy Bomber Base

The Story of Station 153: Parham, England After its activation in January, 1942, the Eighth Air Force had to quickly devise a plan for housing its aircraft, equipment and personnel. [...]

June 6: A 390th Anniversary Beyond D-Day

While June 6 is commonly remembered as the anniversary of D-Day, it also holds a second notable anniversary for the 390th Bomb Group: on this day in history, 1943, the [...]

I’ll Be Around to be Featured on Travel Channel

Shown: the 390th Memorial Museum’s B-17 I’ll Be Around will be featured on a popular Travel Channel TV series. TUNE IN TO MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM The B-17G I’ll Be [...]

Who Calibrated the Norden Bombsight?

Shown: Due to the excellence of these 390th Bomb Group Bomb sight technicians, not once in 301 missions was a failure of 390th bombing equipment registered. For every WWII heavy [...]

The Psychosocial Complexity of the Norden Bombsight

Shown above: 390th Bombardment Group (H) dropping bombs on industrial facilities in Derben, Germany. The complex Norden Bombsight was an analog computer used by bomber crews during World War II [...]

The Docent of the Quarter is Announced!

The Docent of this Quarter is Gail Thompson! Since starting at the 390th in 2013, Gail has been a grounding element to the Saturday crew. With no staff on the [...]

Remembering Operation Chowhound

On May 1, 1945, forty B17s from the 390th Bomb Group lined up near the runway. As usual, their bomb bays were loaded to capacity. However, unlike any other previous [...]

390th Memorial Museum Accepted into Prestigious Collections Assessment Program

Shown Above: In addition to its public exhibit spaces, the 390th Memorial Museum holds thousands of photos, records, and objects pertaining to the 390th Bombardment Group (H). These files, maintained [...]

2018 Reunion Dates are Announced

Shown in the photograph: Brothers Gil (bombardier, left) and Roland (pilot, right) Kurtz were both assigned to the same air crew. They discussed naming their plane after an older sibling who [...]

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