|The 307th Bombardment Group (HV) Association,
Inc., The Long Rangers
This web site has been setup to honor all the men
of the 307th Bombardment Group (and 307th Bomb Wing from Korea) for
their valiant service to their country during World War II from April
1942 to January 1946. The 307th Bomb Group (H) completed 625 Missions
in the Pacific Theater, participated in 11 Campaigns and received 2
Distinguished Unit Citations.
307th Bomb Group B-24
The 307th Bomb Group was part of the 13th Air Force and
of the 370th, 371st, 372nd, and 424th Squadrons.
The group was known as the "The Long Rangers" due to their long
missions over long open stretches of the Pacific including missions to
Truk, Yap, Palau, Philippines and Balikpapan, Borneo (the Ploesti raid
of the Pacific war—the unescorted mission against vital oil refineries
at Balikpapan, Borneo). Some of the missions were over 17 hour
unescorted round trips over open water with no landmarks. However, the
307th Bomb Group never received the press, fame and accolades that we
piled on the bomb groups in Europe due to their remote theatre of
operation and the fact that many of their missions were controlled by
the Navy. This site has been created to preserve and document the
history of the 307th Bomb Group.
Important Updates on the 307th
307th Bomb Group B-24
An incredible trailer
by Wil Hylton, author of Vanished,
about the return of seven 307th BG airmen, recovered by the Bent Prop Project
and returned to Arlington National Cemetery in 2010
This movie will be presented by A&E. This is all about our guys.
One of the members, Dottie McGill will be at the New Orleans Reunion.
Her dad was on the plane shown in the trailer
|Please share your memories! Donate 307th BG
pictures, documents, and other items to our archives
Please share your 307th BG stories, documents, and pictures: Your
legacy should not be lost in an attic, or stored in a garage, where it
may later be disposed of as trash. Ask your children, your
grand-children and even your great grand-children to participate in
this effort to preserve your history. Submit 307th Bomb Group
documents, pictures and related information. Documents and photos will
be returned on request.
video of the Eight
Fallen Airmen that were returned with the unending help of the Bent