The materials in this collection were donated to the San Diego Air & Space Museum sometime before 2005. The 90th Bomb Group Association was formed in Ohio in 1975 as a non-profit corporation by Thomas Fetter (1918-2012), who also served as the National Secretary-Treasurer. He had served during World War II as a B-24 bombardier with the 90th Bomb Group in Australia and New Guinea, flying more than 50 missions, and receiving two Distinguished Flying Crosses for his service. He had lived in Marion County, Ohio, where he was an attorney and judge for over 40 years. He was resident of Tucson, Arizona at the time of his death. The collection has been processed and is open for research [with no restrictions].
Formed in early 1942, the 90th Bombardment Group, part of the Fifth Air Force of the United States Army Air forces, operated the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber in the Southwest Pacific Theater, initially from Queensland, Australia. The group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations and the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for its extensive and meritorious combat service.
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