Databases

The following databases related to the Eighth Air Force were immensely helpful in my own research and are invaluable resources for any research on the Eighth Air Force.

Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 10.31.11 PM2nd Air Division Digital Archive

Over 30,000 images, photographs, letters, and memoirs from Veterans in the 2nd Air Division. The library is part of the American Air Museum in Norwich, England. Search for the 44th Bomb Group to see a number of rare primary sources related to Shipdham and the men in the 44th Bomb Group.

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 10.36.05 PMEighth Air Force Historical Society

Database to research the Eighth Air Force by Groups, Bases, Targets, or Missions. A massive database to learn more about the 44th Bomb Group. The database includes some rare primary sources like mission maps, blueprints of the bases, etc.

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 10.38.55 PM44th Bomb Group Database

Search the 44th Bomb Group records by last name to locate missions flown by a veteran of the group, or read the Unofficial Mission Summaries for any of the group’s 344 missions.

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 10.45.32 PMAmerican Air Museum Britain

This database has the capability to search people, aircraft, places, units, and media related to the Eighth Air Force. It is a massive database replete with some of the best research about the veterans and groups in the Mighty Eighth.