The 500th Bomb Group, a unit of the 73rd Bomb Wing, flying B-29 Aircraft, flew 79 major combat missions over Japan during World War II, over 100 single-airplane weather strike missions, prisoner of war rescue missions, and other missions, as part of the 20th Air Force's strategic bombing campaign against Japan. This website honors and preserves the record of the 500th.

There are also some records from the 3rd Photo Recon and the 18th Photo Lab Squadrons. These units were attached to the 500th.

James E. Bowman
Son of S/Sgt James E. Bowman
Tail Gunner, 882nd

Kenneth F. Fine
Son of Lt. Kenneth F Fine
Navigator, 882nd

Edwin D. Lawson
T/Sgt, CFC Gunner

Richard F. Sheil
Capt., Pilot, 94th Bomb Group
8th Air Force

Donald R., Thurow,
Sgt., Intelligence