The 307th Bombardment Assn


The 307th Bombardment Group (HV) Association, Inc., The Long Rangers

This website has been set up 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.

Your legacy should not be stored in an attic or garage where it may be lost or damaged. Ask your children, your grandchildren, and even your great-grandchildren to participate in this effort to preserve your history.

Please share your memories! Donate 307th BG photos, documents, and other items to our archives and send them to PX@307bg.net along with your identification of these items. Mail items to the following address:

The 307th Bombardment Group Association

2032 Mason Lane

Spring Hill, Tn 37174

Mailed documents and photos will be returned upon request.

We received some very sad news.

The Matriarch of the 307th Bombardments Group Association has passed away.

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The 307th Bombardment Group has a Korean War Historian
Introducing Dr. James Blackwell PhD.
Dr. Blackwell currently serves as Adjunct Lecturer at the George W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and have two previously published histories: Thunder in the Desert (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) and On Brave Old Army Team (Novato CA: Presidio Press 1996)
Dr. Blackwell is currently in process of completion of a new book on the Korean War Era of the 307th Bombardment Group.  Below is an excerpt from the book.  Coming soon you will have access to this fantastic book so stay tuned to our website for more.
History treats the Korean War as a tragedy, a Forgotten War, characterized as an infantryman’s war, This Kind of War. Treatments of the air war conclude that Korean War operations signaled the demise of strategic bombing. Analysts characterize the B-29 as outclassed and obsolete. Military historians assert that the bombers employed outdated operational concepts. Commentators claim that morale among the B-29 Wings committed during the Korean War was always low.
My archival research disproves those conclusions. Looking in detail at the Korean War bombing campaign from the perspectives of one Bombardment Wing across the 36 months of deadly aerial warfare produces a very different conclusion. The Korean War B-29 men, machines, and methods, epitomized by the 307 th Bombardment Wing, brought the Communists to their culminating point, averting an atomic war.
See More of Dr. Blackwell's work on his YouTube Site here:
Korean War History of the 307th
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The 307th Bomb Group was part of the 13th Air Force and consisted of the 370th, 371st, 372nd, and 424th Squadrons. The group became known as the "The Long Rangers" due to their multiple, record-setting distance flown for their combat missions which included: Wake, Rabaul, Truk, Yap, Palau, Balikpapan, Borneo (the Ploesti of the east) and the Philippines.

Many of the missions were over 17-hour unescorted round-trips over vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean. This site has been created to preserve and document the history of the 307th Bomb Group.

The following is a list of 307th Bomb Group (H) History topics. Please select from the listing below, visit the topic pages and then navigate back to this index to select another topic.

The 307th Bombardment Group (HV) Association, Inc. includes the 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy) from WWII as well as the 307th Bomb Wing (Medium) 1946-1954 that served during the Korean war.

From time to time, our historian, Jim McCabe, receives a letter asking if we might be interested in posting a veteran's memoirs.