385th Bomb Group Mémorial Museum
We are a small group and are running the museum in our free time. To keep it going, we set up an association dedicated to keep the memory alive. Our group actua...lly consists of 12 people, age ranges from 20's to 70's. We are Air Force enthusiasts as well as Army interested people and collectors of related W.W.II stuff.
In 1997, plans for a monument dedicated to the 18 airmen who crashed with their B-17 bombers in 1944 came up. The Municipality of Rambrouch donated three rooms in the former school building to set up a small exhibition with parts of the two planes for the anniversary and monument dedication ceremonies to be held in 1998.
The exhibition, first to be shown for the dedication ceremony only, soon grew and many interesting parts showed up and donations completed the collection. Veterans of the 385th Bombardment Group donated personal items, materiel and uniforms. Parts from B-17 crash sites all over Luxembourg made the collection even more valuable. The collection was installed for permanent display and the museum was born.
Even more items, donations of local people and veterans made the collection fill up the three rooms, so the need of a larger showroom became obvious. Plans for new, larger showrooms in the former school building were made. The Municipality of Rambrouch began work on the renovation and transformation of the building end of 2000.
Generous donators and supporters from Luxembourg, the United States and all over the world helped to make the collection even greater. Many veterans donated personal items telling their story of life and service during W.W.II.
Very extraordinary items found their way to Perle and make the actual museum collection worth visiting. With the outstanding help of many supporters and donators, the collection may be one of the finest Air Force collections in Luxembourg and in Europe.
Address: 6, rue de l'Église