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John C. Henning manuscript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box 18 (99.0400-99.0417), Folder: 99.0403 - Folder 1
Identifier: 99.0403

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to John C. Henning who served in the Eighth Air Force, Second Air Division, 14th Combat Wing, 392nd Heavy Bombardment Group, 578th Squadron at Station #18 at Wendling, England during World War II. The collection contains privately published statistics for the 392nd Heavy Bombardment Group.

The collection contains basic statistics for the 392nd Heavy Bombardment Group, diagrams of take-off patterns, a diagram of flight formations, a list of crew with their basic backgrounds and a description of their adjustment to each other, a list of missions followed by details of each into Germany from England [Ingolstadt, Pforzheim, Swinemunde, Gutersloh, Zossen (General Staff HQ near Berlin), Berlin, Hesepe, Schwabish Hall, Wesel (supply drop vs. bombing), Hitzacker, Brunswick, Halle, Bayreuth, Regensburg, Royan- napalm problems (fumes in the plane)], and a newspaper article about a firebomb. There were missions to Bernau, Salzburg, and Hallein, Austria. The collection details the reaction to the end of the European war and information about shipping dates (flying back on an A/C #493-CB and the order of fly orders home). It also tells about how they were reassigned to US bases until after the bombing of Hiroshima. There are photocopied pictures throughout.


  • Created: 1942-1945
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/10/1999


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

John C. Henning served in the European Theater (ETO) as a First Lieutenant on a B-24 Liberator. Henning enlisted at Wright-Patterson Field on December 3, 1942.  He served in the European Theater and was discharged on October 8, 1945.


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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

John C. Henning

Method of Acquisition


John C. Henning manuscript
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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