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Kenneth C. Elwood's Crew. Back row: (L-R) James Leahy-Asst. Engineer/Waist Gunner, William S. Hanna-Radio Operative, Stanley Alpert-Navigator, Arthur L. Figueira-Tail Gunner. Back row: (L-R) Dewey B. Burt-Engineer/Top Turret Gunner, George E. Schatz-Bombardier, Kenneth C. Elwood-Pilot, John L. Hutchison-Co-pilot.

Connections

Units

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Stanley Alpert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    32 missions in 4 months, 24 days mid-1944. Returned to US in Sept 1944 with Winston Churchill on board the Queen Mary. ...

  • Dewey Burt

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    May 4 1944 Elwood was flying ship 107191 in the number two position in the lead element of the low squadron and Lt Ford was flying the number 3 position. Elwood said, "before the accident occurred one of my crew told me to watch Ford's shi

  • Kenneth Elwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    May 4 1944 Elwood was flying ship 107191 in the number two position in the lead element of the low squadron and Lt Ford was flying the number 3 position. Elwood said, "before the accident occurred one of my crew told me to watch Ford's shi

  • Arthur Figueira

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Wounded in action 1 Agu 1944 Melun/Villaroche. May 4 1944 Elwood was flying ship 107191 in the number two position in the lead element of the low squadron and Lt Ford was flying the number 3 position. Elwood s

  • William Hanna

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    May 4 1944 Elwood was flying ship 107191 in the number two position in the lead element of the low squadron and Lt Ford was flying the number 3 position. Elwood said, "before the accident occurred one of my crew told me to watch Ford's shi OLC

  • James Leahy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner; Radio
    May 4 1944 Elwood was flying ship 107191 in the number two position in the lead element of the low squadron and Lt Ford was flying the number 3 position. Elwood said, "before the accident occurred one of my crew told me to watch Ford's shi

  • George Schatz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    May 4 1944 Elwood was flying ship 107191 in the number two position in the lead element of the low squadron and Lt Ford was flying the number 3 position. Elwood said, "before the accident occurred one of my crew told me to watch Ford's shi

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2016 14:03:26 emma simpson Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

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