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Back Row (viewer's left to right):

1.T/Sgt. Walter C. Parlange, Engineer
2.2nd Lt. Warren G. Wimer, Co-Pilot
3.T/Sgt. Earl M. Brindley, Radio
4.S/Sgt. Donald B. McIntyre, Radar Countermeasures
5.2nd Lt. Earl S. Green, Pilot
6.S/Sgt. Jack Woods, Ball Turret

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

1.S/Sgt. Orville P. Johnson, Tail Gunner
2.2nd Lt. Francis M. Ferreri, Navigator
3.S/Sgt. Harry L. Powers, Togglier

1.Photo Date: 20 February 1945
2.Photo Location: Nuthampstead, England
3.Mission No. 150 - Nurnberg, Germany
4.Aircraft in photo: Probably 43-39224
5.Photo Reference: A9243
6.Information compiled by 398th web team with thanks to Donald McIntyre for providing identifications.



  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 601st Bomb Squadron



  • 43-39224

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 11/1/45; Grenier 24/1/45; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-W] 3/2/45 Nuthampstead 3/2/45; reported Missing in Action 9/3/45 with severe battle damage with Lt Costanzo, but returned to base & rep. 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton and re-ass 6/4/45; RAF...


  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...


Date Contributor Update
28 April 2015 15:50:15 Carl Changes to caption and person associations

Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Donald McIntyre for providing identifications.

Date Contributor Update
28 April 2015 15:45:03 Carl Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

US Official via 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association - ref A9243