From this page you can download some information about the men, the aircraft and the missions of 885th Bombardment Squadron. Please note that the information are incomplete and the research to extend and complete them is a continuous work in progress.
The list of personnel is the result of research from some original documents and from some selected internet sources. A rather complete personnel list has been compiled thanks to the last document findings: as on March, 2020 a total of 967 men have been listed. The names have been checked one by one and the ASNs have been cross-checked with the NARA database information which, unfortunately, is not 100 % complete.
The Operations Logs have been rearranged from an incomplete copy of the original 885th BS Military History compiled by the CO Col Monro MacCloskey. The mission logs prior to September 1st, 1944 are still missing.
Any comments, supplements, suggestions or corrections would be very welcome. As the files are periodically updated, please check the revision number that follows each filename.
Reprocessed and merged information
A tale of the 885th BS by Ralph Cavaliere
(this is copyrighted material and can only be downloaded for personal, private reading)
NEW! The complete collection of the 885th BS afterwar newsletter, “Target For Tonight” by John K. Mattison
(courtesy of Ralph Cavaliere)