25th Bomb Group

Raymond and Helen on their weddidng day

She Called Him Raymond – A True Story of Love, Loss, Faith and Healing


A letter penned in 1944 uncovered the inspiring true story of Helen Gregg, one of eight children of Irish immigrant parents raised in the miseries of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen during the Great Depression, and Clarence R. Stephenson, a young man reared in the struggling small city of Ironton, Ohio. They grew up desperately poor, but always maintained an optimistic and hopeful countenance in spite of their circumstances. Helen not only suffered the effects of the poverty in which she […]

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Video: The Rededication of the Memorials in 2008

Video: The Rededication of the Memorials in 2008


The stone American Memorial, to the personnel of the 25th Bomb Group, has been in place at Watton since the middle-late 1970’s, and it was joined by a propeller from Blenheim R3800, which had been recovered in 1985 from the site where it has crashed near Aalborg in Denmark on 13th August 1940. The propeller was dedicated in 1990 as a Memorial “To the memory of those of the Royal Air Force and Commonwealth Air Forces who lost their lives while […]

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Examining an M46 Photoflash Bomb rated at 700 Million Candles are 
1st Lt Robert P Walker (Pilot)
1st Lt William P Mishkho (Navogator)
MSgt James M Tenille (Cief Armourer)
Major Willis D Locke CO 654 Sdqn 25BG

A brief History of the 25th BG


The 25th Bomb Group was designated as a reconnaissance group, but was, in fact, much more than this. It has been referred to recently by the American artist, Gil Cohen, as the ‘eyes of the eighth’. Forming part of the 325th photographic wing, it was commanded by Col (later Brigadier General) Elliot Roosevelt. On the day it was activated (Easter 1944) the 25th Bomb Group moved into its permanent base, Station 376, at Watton. It occupied the permanent site, the […]

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