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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



  • 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 Allies...


  • Robert Blacker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    35 missions June 1944 to November 1944 DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Alfred Boehme

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Flew 35 missions in 1944 with the 398th BG from Nuthampstead.

  • Norbert Greene

    Military | Technical Sergeant
    air medal

  • Raymond Jendrzejewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Robert Knowles

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    35 missions. DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO/ GC/ WW II VM/ ATO

  • Robert Rowland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball-turret gunner
    Bob Rowland flew 35 missions in 1944 with the 398th BG from Nuthampstead. air medal In 2017, Bob was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur.

  • Jack Withrow

    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.

  • James Yip

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Completed 35 combat missions from 27 June to 17 October 1944. DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DUC/ EAME


  • 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
08 June 2019 11:55:36 RayWells Changes to caption

name spelling correction

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2019 11:46:16 RayWells Changes to person associations

updated crew connections

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2018 22:20:41 kboehme Changes to person associations

Kerry Boehme

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2018 22:14:45 kboehme Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Kerry Boehme