Over 1100 307th BG Pictures Scanned and Posted
Message from 307th Bomb Group Historian, Pat Ranfranz:
Over 1130 pictures from the 307th Bomb Group (H) archive files were recently scanned. Over the last 60 years thousands of 307th BG pictures and documents were collected and stored in file cabinets and boxes. Last summer I received a semi load of boxes from the former Historian, James Kendall. I have them stored at a local climate controlled storage locker and have begun the daunting task of sorting, digitalizing and data basing all the materials.
I anticipated that the project might take me years, however, a local Twin Cities, Minnesota business has offered to help scan the materials. The pictures at the link below were scanned complimentary as a donation of services to the 307th BG by Risdall Advertising Agency (RAA).
RAA's help has enabled us to focus on the new searchable 307th BG database and not as much on the grueling task of individually scanning thousands and thousands of pictures and documents. The following pictures will be added to our new database with keywords and known attributes (plane number, plane name, crew names, location, etc.). Until we have the pictures added to the new database, please feel free to browse the twelve pages of thumbnail images. You can click on each thumbnail image to view the full sized image.
307th Bomb Group pictures scanned and posted October 2007: http://www.307bg.org/images/opt/index1.asp
307th Bomb Group pictures purchased on eBay and scanned and posted August 2006: http://www.307bg.org/images/pics/index.asp