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385th Bomb Group Association collection

 Collection — Object: 18.0012 - Publication
Identifier: 18.0012

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to the 385th Bombardment Group, Heavy, that was stationed at Station 155, Great Ashfield, Suffolk, England during World War II.  The collection includes a publication which documents the group's history during the war.


  • Created: 1942-2015
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/23/2018


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

The 385th Bombardment Group, Heavy, was activated on February 1, 1942, at Geiger Field, Spokane, WA. and assigned to the Eighth Air Force in England in June 1943. The group operated with B-17 bombers and primarily as a strategic bombardment organization until the war ended, striking such targets as industrial areas, air bases, oil refineries, and communications centers in Germany, France, Poland, Belgium, Holland, and Norway. The group returned to the US in August 1945 and was inactivated on August 28, 1945. Link to 385th Bomb Group Association website:


1 items (1 publication)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

Thomas Gagnon (385th Bomb Group Association President)

385th Bomb Group Association collection
Michael G. Kasper
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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