"Jack Lee 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."
Rear L-R : 1Lt Stephen 'Steve' Devlin, 1Lt John 'Jack' Lee, 2Lt Richard 'Dick' Blackledge, T/Sgt George Flood
Front L-R : S/Sgt Carl Kircher, S/Sgt Stanely 'Stan' Kolodziej, S/Sgt Melvin Cohn, T/Sgt Thomas "The Apache" Terrell
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 | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
Air medal; Oak Leaf Cluster
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
Shot down 2 November 1944 in B-17 #42102562 'Knockout. ' Killed in Action (KIA).
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
air medal; Oak Leaf Cluster
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
Oak Leaf Cluster
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.
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.
|09 January 2019 09:24:55||Al_Skiff||Changes to caption and person associations|
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