If you possess items of memorabilia, records, letters, journals, diaries, photos, or artifacts

from the 2nd Bomb Group during WW2 and you are looking for a home for these historic items

where they can be appreciated and preserved for the benefit of future generations,

please contact:


The Global Power Museum

Amy Russell - Museum Director

88 Shreveport Road, Building 5088
Barksdale AFB, LA 71110

(318) 456-5553



Crew Photos

and other 2nd BG photos of interest


If you have photos that you wish to post copies of on the "Crew Photos" webpage on this website,

please click on the MS Word icon below to Save (not Open) the attached MS Word template to your computer for input

and then submit them in digital form.

The completed MS Word template and digital photos can be emailed to sidunderwood@prodigy.net






The following are photos provided by Robert Hofmann - robertdhofmann@yahoo.com

These are various photos of Capt Jerry Hofmann, Pilot, 429th Bomb Squadron, Amendola, Italy.

Biography of

Capt John Gerald "Jerry" Hofmann

1916 - 1945



Jerry Hofmann/JGH Graduation



Earl McClish, Bill Schilling, Don May, Jerry Hamilton, Isadore Berman, Mel Moser.

Jerry Hofmann, Chuck Crafton, Roy Cooper.  (Florida, April 1944)


WWII 429th Bomb Sq, 2nd Bomb Group, 300th Mission for the Group.  Jerry Hofmann, Jim Merritt in front row (Amendola Airfield, Foggia Italy 1944)



WWII 2nd Bomb Group 300th Mission Lead Plane, Jerry Hofmann, Bombardier Col Randall Bedgood, Pilot Jim Merritt, Navigator

Amendola Foggia Italy


Brooklyn NY Congressman John J Rooney at 2nd Bomb Group base in Amendola Italy late 1944 or early 1945 with Capt Robert Canavan of 82nd St Bat Ridge Sgt O'Rourke and Capt Jerry Hofmann  

Betty's Chow Hounds at Amedola

Joe Lewis referees boxing match at Amendola



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