Vincent F. Moore's crew of the 8th AF's 398th Bomb Group by their B-17, "Ole Blood-N-Guts", at their base in England, 5 August 1944.
Handwritten: (G.P.R.-83-2-398)(5-8-44)(AIR CREW-MOORE). Nuthampstead Ref: A9225.
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...
Military | Captain
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 14/2/44; Rapid City 17/2/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-U] Nuthampstead 25/4/44; battle damaged Merseburg 21/11/44 with Hyndman; force landed AOC Belgium, 21/11/44. Salvaged ASC 28/11/44; OLE BLOOD-N-GUTS.
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...
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