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Dear Ms. Poletika,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located General Correspondence, 1940 - 1948 in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of War (Record Group 107) that includes 1 file unit for the 477th Bombardment Group. For access to this file unit, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at
RDT2 also has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to U.S. Army Air Force units. We searched the Air Force History index to the microfilm and located 2 files that pertain to the 477th Bomb Group and 7 file units pertaining to the 477th Composite Group. Please read the brief Abstract to determine which records you are interested in and click on the specific PDF icon. In the PDF listing, the IRISREF is the microfilm reel number and note the FRAME and FRAMELST numbers for the location on the reel. Since the reel numbers begin with B, please contact RDT2 for access to them. We were unable to locate records of the 115th or 118th Base Unit.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Further, we suggest you review the following resources for information that may be relevant to your research:
- 477th Fighter Group History available on the website of the 477th Fighter Group
- Tuskegee Airmen History available on the website of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc.
- A blog post on the Tuskegee Airmen available on the website of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Resources available on the website of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
- The Tuskegee Airmen available on the website of the Tuskegee University
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!