Boehme's Crew - 602nd Squadron - 19 July 1944
Back Row (viewer's left to right):
T/Sgt. Robert L. Knowles, Radio
2nd Lt. Robert M. Blacker, CoPilot
2nd Lt. Alfred H. Boehme, Pilot
2nd Lt. James S. Yip, Navigator
Front Row (viewer's left to right):
S/Sgt. Jack J. Withrow, Tail gunner
T/Sgt. Norbert Greene, Engineer
S/Sgt. Ray C. Jendrzejewski, Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. Robert Rowland, Ball Turret
Regular crew members missing from photo:
2nd Lt. Steve Horvath, Bombardier
Phil Sorensen, Waist Gunner
Flew with this crew this day, but not in photo:
S/Sgt. J.R. Pendland, Togglier
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 Allies...
Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
35 missions June 1944 to November 1944
DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster
Military | Captain | Pilot
Flew 35 missions in 1944 with the 398th BG from Nuthampstead.
Military | Technical Sergeant
Military | Staff Sergeant
Oak Leaf Cluster
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO/ GC/ WW II VM/ ATO
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball-turret gunner
Bob Rowland flew 35 missions in 1944 with the 398th BG from Nuthampstead.
In 2017, Bob was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
Assigned to 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) on 3 February 1945 near Kahlstorf (Lehmke), Germany in B-17 'Maude an Maria' #42-97387.
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
Completed 35 combat missions from 27 June to 17 October 1944.
DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DUC/ EAME
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...