99th Bomb Group Historical Society - Thunder From The South

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Video: CMSgt Henry Sherman Fouts, USAF Ret. - Full Military Honors Funeral, Arlington National Cemetery
April 25, 2017
On January 29, 2016 Chief Master Sergeant Henry Sherman Fouts, USAF, Ret. was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. He passed away on September 3, 2015 at the age of 91. Thank you to the Fouts Family for sharing the video of his funeral. Watch on YouTube »
Update on our 99th BGHS Officers and Board of Directors
April 22, 2017
The 99th BGHS has been challenged the past few years as time has caught up with many of our 99 BG Veteran Charter Members. This challenge, especially for our 99 BG Veteran Charter Members, has especially hit hard our 99 BGHS Officers and the Board of Directors. We are proud to announce that the following members were willing to serve, and were elected by the 99th BGHS Officers and Board to fill the following positions. Learn More »
Annual membership dues
April 22, 2017
Please mail your $30 per calendar year annual dues to Jerry Buckingham or Gary Staffo by January 1st of each year. Mailing addresses can be found on the Historical Society page.
Our website reach
April 22, 2017
It's no surprise that the majority of our website traffic is from within the United States. However, you may also be interested to learn that in Q1 of 2017 6.5% of our traffic was from Italy and 2.7% was from the United Kingdom. In total, we saw traffic from over 32 international countries in Q1 of 2017.
Introducing the 99th BGHS Supply Store
April 8, 2017
If you are looking for items to proudly recognize the 99th Bomb Group, or a gift for a 99th BG Veteran, check out the items in the 99th BGHS Supply Store. We have pins, hats, patches, bumper stickers, and may create t-shirts if we have enough interest to support an order. Learn More »
Book Review: The B-17 - The Flying Forts, by Martin Caidin
April 8, 2017
If you have not read a lot about the Boeing B-17, commonly known as the "Flying Fortress," this is a good introductory book for you to read. The book is reviewed by Gary T. Staffo, 99th BGHS 2nd Vice President. Read More »
Reunion Information
January 28, 2015
The 99th BGHS is currently not sponsoring Annual Reunions. However, the 99th BGHS is interested in joining and participating with any other WWII 12th or 15th Air Force Bomb Groups who may be sponsoring a Reunion.
Announcing "Friends of the 99th"
January 28, 2015
The purpose of the Friends of the 99th is to support our efforts to further develop, preserve and share the history of the 99th BG with our membership and a wider audience. Under the umbrella of the 99th Bombardment Group Historical Society (a tax-exempt not-for-profit 501 (c)(19) Veterans organization), we are pleased to announce the formation of the Friends of the 99th to enable our members and other parties to more easily make financial and material donations to the 99th BGHS. The Friends of the 99th will provide an acknowledgment of your donation, for tax purposes and as a permanent record of your contribution. Click here to learn how to make your tax-deductible donation.
VIDEO: Interview with Henry Fouts
January 4, 2015
An interesting video interview Henry S. Fouts has been added to the Links page. Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Henry Fouts was an aerial gunner in the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), completing 35 combat missions over Nazi occupied Europe during World War II.
BOOK: We Came to Fight a War: The Story of a B-17 Radio Gunner and His Pilot
December 29, 2014
The story of a 99th BG 346th BS Radio Gunner with the Lt. William Flynn Crew coming together and flying combat missions in 1944 and 45, with the 15th Air Force out of Tortorella, Italy, and the tragedy of a wartime injustice. Learn more in the Books section of the Information page. Available on Amazon.com.