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Dear Ms. Collins,
Thank you for your History Hub question. The reference (18.7.1) is from our guide to federal records and it is a vague description of the records that we hold in our custody but does not actually lead to records. I have quickly checked both our finding aids and in our catalog for the Army Air Forces Mission Reports (Record Group 18 Entry (NM-6) 7A for records concerning the 27th Bomb Squadron and the 30th Bomb Group. Unfortunately, we do not have any records for 27th Bomb Squadron but we do have records for the 30th Bomb Group. The following files cover the time frame for the raid on Puluwat Atoll.
Mission Analysis Reports:https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2867498
Mission Reports: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2867497
Mission Combat Reports: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2867496
Two other useful places to look for information regarding bombing in the Pacific Theater would be the following two series:
RG 341 Entry (NM-215) 217: Military Intelligence Photographic Interpretation:https://catalog.archives.gov/id/654709
RG 243 Entry (I-10) 41: Pacific Survey Reports and Supporting Records, 1928-1947:https://catalog.archives.gov/id/561631
If you have any other questions or wish to order copies of these records please write to the Textual Reference Staff at the National Archives in College Park, MD since all of these records are located here. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that you can only order three files at a time. Best of luck in your research!
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There are also additional unit histories and supporting documents of Army Air Force units in the custody of the Air Force Historical Research Agency, 600 Chennault Circle, Building 1405, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6424. These files often include historical reports. You may also want to call (334) 953-2395 or write to that office for further information concerning any records in their custody. The web site is http://www.afhra.af.mil/.