535th Bomb. Sq.,
381st Bomb Group (H) - WAR DIARY
Source: 381st Bomb Group (Heavy) Memorial
Association & Triangle-L Society
Commemorating the service of all USAAF units assigned
to Station 167 - Ridgewell, England, during World War II.
During World War
II, US Army Air Force units were stationed in Ridgewell,
England, and conducted daily bombing missions over
Germany and German-occupied France. Corporal Ray Ingham
of the 535th Bomb Sq., 381st Bomb Group kept a detailed
daily record of his unit's activities, and those diary
entries have now been made public record.
The following seventeen months cover Corporal Ingham's
War Diary for the months between December 1943 and April
1945. During an eleven-month span between December 1943
and November 1944, the 361st Bomb Group squadron
commander was Major Charles L. HALSEY. I have not
researched Major (later, Colonel) HALSEY's background, so
if any of you know more about this member of our family,
please let us know and we'll include his biographical
information on these pages.
Many references are made in the diaries of the extreme
efforts and sacrifices made by servicemen and women from
both the United States and Great Britain, as well as
British citizens who suffered great losses during the
war. For this reason, the diaries are being included on
the HALSEY Family Resource Page on both the U.S. Military
page and the British Military page in honor of the
contributions made by our family members from both
countries during the Second World War.
As soon as possible, we will be including a series of
photographs of these men and their bombers. I must warn
you, however, that the pilots you are about to meet
through the War Diary will grab your attention, and you
will become keenly interested in following them through
to the end of the war. Some made it, some did not. All
This page was last updated May 6, 2004.