390th Bomb Group (H)

390th Bomb Group (H) (HMY85)

Location: Blythe, CA 92225 Riverside County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 36.823', W 114° 42.721'

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Activated at Blythe Army Air Base

Blythe Army Air Base was constructed during 1942 to train heavy bomber crews.

127 officers and men recevied orders in February 1943, to form 4 squadrons of the 390th Bombardment Group (H).

The 390th B-17s joined the 8th Air Force in England and completed 301 bombing missions over Europe—August 1943 to May 1945.

The 390th Group received 2 presidential citations & 6 battle streamers for combat against Nazi targets.

Ground crews maintained 75 aircraft at peak strength. 390th gunners downed 62 Nazi aircraft on one mission, more than any other group, fighter or bomber, & destroyed 377 enemy planes in air combat.

Dedicated May 2, 1993 in Memoriam to 159 390th 10 man crews MIA, & other fallen comrades.
They flew, they fought, they gave their lives. A man can do no more for his country.
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HM NumberHMY85
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Marker Number69
Year Placed1993
Placed By390th Bomb Group Veterans Association Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus & Riverside County Board of Supervisors
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 5:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 712263 N 3721673
Decimal Degrees33.61371667, -114.71201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 36.823', W 114° 42.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 36' 49.38" N, 114° 42' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17280 Hobsonway, Blythe CA 92225, US
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