1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 10, 2020 11:01 AM by Shannon Kerner

    Seeking members of the 3d Air Division

    Jack Werner Newbie

      On the 22nd of June 1950 around 1 pm, the 3d Air Division in the UK conducted a bombing exercise over the German island of Heligoland. I'm looking for any personnel involved in that exercise.

        • Re: Seeking members of the 3d Air Division
          Shannon Kerner Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Werner,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the General Correspondence Files, 1948 -1951 of the 3rd Air Division in the Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations (Record Group 342) that may include information about the exercise. For information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via archives2reference@nara.gov.


          RDT2 also has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to U.S. Air Force units. We searched the Air Force History index to the microfilm and located 8 files that pertain to the 3rd Air Division during 1950. 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. If the reel number begins with A, B or C, please contact RDT2 for access to them.


          If the reel number begins with D - Z, the microfilm is still security classified and RDT2 will not be able to make the reel available to you. The original paper copy from which the film was created is still in the custody of the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) and has been declassified. To obtain copies of these records, please follow the instructions on this page.


          Morning reports for Air Force units from September 1947 to June 30, 1966 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov


          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 & RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!