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RECORDS OF THE BARTOW ARMY AIR BASE, RG2755 1940-2003

Series I, Base History, 1941-1945

This series contains printed copies of microfilmed records purchased from Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama of the 340th Army Air Force Base Unit, which operated from 1943 to 1945 at Bartow Army Air Field. It trained newly commissioned pilots on P51's. Chapters on these rolls include information on origin/activation of the base, current command, 530th base headquarters, 491st sub-depot, 1327th guard squadron, 40th service group, 54th fighter group, biographical data on key officers, personnel lists, photographs, sections histories, charts, operation/training, post engineer, weather station and other subjects. Most of the information is contained in chapters and in monthly reports, which include activities, personnel, operational results of squadrons, awards and decorations of personnel for prior achievements, biographical data on key officers, and a pictorial supplement (not copied).

The microfilm from which the printed copies were made was donated to the Bartow Air Base Museum at the Bartow Municipal Airport.

The printed copies of the reports are arranged chronologically by date. 

BOX

FOLDER

FOLDER TITLE

DATES

1

1

Report of the Origin and Activation

Apr. 1941

 

2

Historical Report 

May 1944

   

3

Historical Report 

July 1944

 

4

Historical Report 

Sept. 1944

 

5

Historical Report 

Nov. 1944

 

6

Historical Report 

Dec.1944

 

7

Historical Report 

Jan. 1945

 

8

Historical Report 

Feb. 1945

 

9

Historical Report 

Mar. 1945

 

10

Historical Report 

Apr. 1945

 

11

Historical Report 

May 1945

 

12

Historical Report 

June 1945

 

13

Historical Report 

July 1945

 

14

Historical Report 

Aug. 1945

  

15

Historical Report 

Sept.-Dec. 1945