392nd Bomb Group

Items for Sale to support the 392nd Bomb Group Memorial Association

All proceeds go to fund research of the 392nd BG of WWII
All orders may be made by sending a check made out to 392ndBGMA to:

Bill McCutcheon
20620 Milton Court
Brookfield, WI 53045

or Online with credit card through PayPal "Add to Cart" button under each item price.

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B-24 Ornament

NEW!!

B-24 Liberator Ornament

Hand-crafted in America from fine pewter

This ornament is a perfect year-round gift for any B-24 enthusiast! Small enough (3¾" wide x 2" high) to easily mail to relatives or friends, yet large enough to be immediately recognized as a Liberator. One will look great on a bookshelf or wherever you display your Bomb Group keepsakes. They're not just for Christmas!

USA sales $20 each (includes postage)

 

International sales: $30 each (includes postage)

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B-24 P-Bar Print


Dimensions:
Outer. 20.5 in. x 21.5 in. (520 x 546 mm)
Black outline. 17.5 in. x 18.5 in. (444 x 470mm)
Image. 11.5 in. x 16.5 in. (292 x 419mm)

LIBERATORS FROM WENDLING

392nd B-24s En Route to Berlin, 18 March 1945

By Frederick T. Searle

        The signed prints now available for sale are what remain of those donated in 1989. Supplies are limited!

USA sales $30 each (includes postage)

 

International sales: $45 each (includes postage)

In October 1989, thirty 392nd BG veterans with their spouses and children traveled to Wendling, Norfolk, England to re-dedicate their Memorial to lost comrades. Fund-raising to renovate the Memorial, originally dedicated in September 1945, had been an effort of several years.

At the reunion banquet, the Americans got a wonderful surprise: the presentation to the Group attendees of this print as well as many more copies to sell in order to raise funds for the upkeep and maintenance of the Memorial.

Mervyn Jones, his wife Barbara and son Ben spearheaded the production of this print. Ben became interested in the 392nd BG's airfield as a lad and visited it often, especially when 392nd BG veterans came.

The original painting was by Norwich artist Frederick Searle. The print was donated by the artist, and three Norwich print firms: Green, Wade & Wilson, Ltd., Norwich, which did the color printing; A.P.P. (Origination) Ltd., Norwich, which did the color separation; and Steve Smith Graphics, Norwich, which did the artwork and typesetting.

Per the January 22, 1990 issue of the Eastern Daily Press, "The Liberator venture began after the Joneses mentioned the memorial rebuilding to some business friends. 'We wanted to be involved and express our personal gratitude for what those Wendling airmen did,' said Brian Wilson of Green, Wade & Wilson. 'It brought back a lot of nostalgia. I can remember seeing the Liberators in the war as a boy.'"

The signed prints now available for sale are what remain of those donated in 1989. Supplies are limited!

Please note: Although the title says these B-24s were en route to Berlin on 18 March 1945, the planes portrayed flew combat missions throughout the 392nd BG's 23 months in England. Only two are positively identified. In the foreground is #42-7478, the Flying Crusader (which crashed on a non-operational mission on October 9, 1944); above it to the right is #42-7466, Ford's Folly (which was shot down on the September 11, 1944 mission). Both were in the 578th Sqdn.

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392nd Bomb Group Challenge Coin

1 3/4 inch diameter - Gold Plated   **
$15 each - Free Shipping
Outside USA - $10 shipping

Coin Front
Coin Back

USA Sales - One Coin $15 each Free Shipping

 

Foreign Sales - One Coin $15 USD plus $10 Shipping

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Cap—new design!! 392nd BG Liberator embroidered on front, Crusader logo on back

Cap

USA Sales - One Light Colored Cap - $25 each Free Shipping

 

Foreign Sales - One Cap - $25 USD plus $10 Shipping

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Blue 392nd Crusader Shirt

Thanks to Sport-Tek's ultra-fine flat back RacerMesh, this polo has unparalleled breathability for superior cooling. PosiCharge technology locks in color and keeps logos crisp-making this value-priced essential a fan favorite all season long. • 100% polyester flat back mesh with PosiCharge technology • 3.8-ounce • Moisture-wicking • Flat knit collar • Taped neck • Set-in, open hem sleeves • Sizes: S-2XL • Quanities are limited!

Shirt

USA Sales - Blue Crusader Shirt - $30 USD each Free Shipping

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Foreign Sales - Blue Crusader Shirt - $30 USD plus $10 Shipping

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CD

Preserving the Legacy CD

This CD has 4 major sections.

1.) 20th Century Crusaders, The 392nd Bomb Group Anthology.
True tales of the air war over Europe, told by those who lived them in the 392nd Bomb Group. Over 100 authors, 175 stories and 100 photos. There are personal stories of bombing missions, aerial dogfights, air-sea rescues, aircraft crashes, life-saving parachute bail-outs, captures by the enemy, evasions, escapes, resistance-fighters, assistance to downed airmen and airmen returing to England. This is the digitized book that previously sold for $35.

2.) WWII 8th Army Air Force Combat Chronology.
The history of the European 8th Army Air Force compiled from many sources. Day by day accounts of the 8th Air Force from 1942 to 1945.

3.) European War Strategic Bombing Survey.
This bombing survey was established by the Secretary of War on November 3, 1944, pursuant to directive from the late President Roosevelt.

4.) WWII Posters. Over 350 posters that were intended for display in libraries, post offices, schools, factories, and other public places during WWII. Some address home efforts for conservation of materials and rationing; others exhort workers to greater productivity and quality output; while others warn of the dangers of innocently leaking critical defense information to unsuspected enemy. Women are encouraged to work in factories or military support positions. Various series address themes such as nutrition, or investment in war bonds.

USA Sales - Preserving the Legacy CD - $15 each Free Shipping

 

Foreign Sales - Preserving the Legacy CD - $15 USD plus $10 Shipping

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The Liberators from Wendling

by Robert E. Vickers Jr.

Vickers Book 1

This is the World War Two combat story of the 392nd Bombardment Group (Heavy) - its men and machines. The purpose of this documentation will be served if, after over thirty two years, it can provide value as a reference source to all former members from which their memories, and those for fallen comrades, may be rekindled and, perhaps for a quite moment, remembered once again. To this end, this effort is dedicated.

Having just finished reading my copy I can truthfully say that it is one of the most comprehensive histories of a single Group ever published. It only lacks one item of statistical information - how many rivets there were in each aircraft!   --William G. Robertie

OUT OF PRINT - ONLY A FEW ARE AVAILABLE - PRICE $50.00 includes shipping - USA Sales Only

 

"Wendling's Crusaders: Remembrance of the Missing, The Men and Their Missions,
The Story of the 392nd Bombardment Group"

by Robert E. Vickers Jr.

Vickers Book 1

The combat story of the 392nd Bombardment Group and the men who were casualties and those who paid the supreme sacrifice with their lives in World War Two during Eight Air Force operations.

OUT OF PRINT - ONLY A FEW ARE AVAILABLE - PRICE $50.00 includes shipping - USA Sales Only

 

"Lest We Forget: A Navigator's Tale"

Jack with Ann Moore Adams

A POW's account of his time in a german concentration camp during WWII

Lst WE Forget: A Navigator's Tale

John (Jack) Adams was a navigator with 579th Squadron of the 392nd Bomb Group based at Wendling. His plane was shot down on November 13, 1943 during a bombing raid on the shipyards at Bremen, Germany.

Jack was one of the five crew members who survived and was rounded up by a local Nazi sympathizer and turned over to the Germans. This book is his personal account of the days that led up to that event and the time that he spent as a POW.

The book contains many photographs, drawings, and personal letters.

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Lead Crew: The Boys of the “Sally Ann”

by Allen McGarry Cassell PhD
Bombs Away by Ralph Welsh

This book is the story of a Lead B-24 Liberator crew stationed at Wendling Aerodrome, East Anglia, England from September 1943 March 1945. The story is derived from a shoe box of letters of the Pilot, Harrison S. Cassell Jr to his bride Sally, his journal, various crew scrapbooks, photos and military records. A story of all-American young men in a war far from home and who were committed to doing whatever it took to end the War..

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"AFTER THE LIBERATORS:
A Father's Last Mission, A Son's Lifelong Journey"

by William McGuire

McGuire

The time is 1944. A Navigator on an American B-24 "Liberator" is reported missing over southern Germany and is presumed dead. At home, his only child celebrates his first birthday. Fifty years later, the son is compelled to learn the details of this one combat death, information he has never had. A true story that reads like a novel! The book includes photos and illustrations, bibliography and index, as well as an appendix of useful sources for tracking military records and information.

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Electronic version in a PDF file is available at the 392nd PX - Only $5.00 sent as an attachment to your email address.

 

"Last To Die: Remembering Donald A. Kight
The Final Combat Casualty of the 392nd Bomb Group"

by Mark Holmes
Bombs Away by Ralph Welsh

A short story of World War II, remembering the sacrifice of S/Sgt. Donald A. Kight, the last warrior of the 392nd Bomb Group (H) to die on a combat mission.

The air war over Germany was quickly drawing to a close. Other than an occasional sortie by German ME-262 jets and some concentrated flak, resistance was rapidly vanishing. That did not mean the danger of flying a bomber loaded with bombs and fuel was any less deadly as the crew of B-24 Liberator "J.C. POOLHALL" sadly discovered on April 14, 1945.

"Last to Die" honors the memory of S/Sgt. Donald A. Kight, his fellow crew members, and all who paid the ultimate price in the air war over Europe.

Net poceeds from the sale of this short story donated to the 392nd Bomb Group Memorial Association to help keep these memories alive.

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