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PA.Dutchman
24th November 2007, 18:16
I am new to much of this. This seemed like a good place to ask. My father was at Hickam on December 7, 1941. He was in the 7 TH Army Air Corps, 11 TH Bombardment Group.

He is gone now. I am trying to find information as to where they fought following the attack. I know he was at the Soloman Islands and Midway Campaigns. It has been nearly impossible to locate information on the government sites. Their units merged etc and locating information has not been easy. He served from 1937 until late in 1945.

Thomas Elliot
30th November 2007, 03:12
I presume you mean 11th Bombardment Group, 7th Air Force, USAAC?

You want to download "Air Force Combat Units WWII", which has some basic info on 11th BG.

http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/Annotations/maurerair.htm

Further detail on the four squadrons that made up 11th BG can be found in "Combat Squadrons of the Air Force WWII".

http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/Annotations/maurercombat.htm

A monograph on the 11th BG is available from Turner Publishing. Pricy but worth it as it was your dad's unit.

http://www.turnerpublishing.com/detail.aspx?ID=2

You can save a few $ by getting it second hand.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookSearchPL?ph=2&isbn=1-56311-239-6&sgnd=&prl=&prh=&gpnm=&tn=&cty=200000237&pn=&sortby=&kn=&fe=&ds=25&dj=&bu=Start+Search&bi=Any+Binding&an=

You might also want to ask over on the 11th BG sub-forum of armyairforce.com. The real deal hangs out over there and you might even find someone how knew your dad.

http://www.armyairforces.com/forum/forumid_105/tt.htm

But if you're really serious about it you'll want to get your fathers service records from the national archive. It's been awhile since I've dealt with that side of things, but if you're interested, I can at least point you in the right direction.

Good luck,

Tom

PA.Dutchman
5th December 2007, 17:01
THANK YOU SO SO VERY MUCH!!

David_Aiken
7th December 2007, 21:12
Aloha nui loa "Pa Dutchman",
Send me an e-mail at: "Pearl Harbor History at Hotmail.com" for more.
Cheers,
David Aiken, a Director: Pearl Harbor History Associates, Inc. http://www.pearlharbor-history.org/ (http://www.pearlharbor-history.org/)