390th Memorial Museum
- Non Profit
Experience a compelling presentation of World War II history, presented through the deeply personal stories of 390th Bomb Group personnel.
Based in Parham, England, the 390th Bombardment Group (H) crews flew 301 combat missions against German military targets. It played an important role in many missions now recognized as key to winning WWII such as D-Day, Munster, Schweinfurt, and the raid on Berlin. It also participated in lesser-known humanitarian missions in which the B-17 was utilized to drop supplies and food.
Behind the success of this (and every) group were thousands of personnel. For every flier there were twenty or so people on the ground, supporting every aspect of a mission. From pre-flight checks to food prep, the success of each combat mission depended on all units on the base working together.