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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.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 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 Allied...



  • 42-107078

    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.


  • 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
01 March 2019 10:48:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to collection, caption, person associations and place associations

Corrections to caption and associations.
398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum. Museum object reference number: USB1-142

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2019 09:24:55 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2019 09:20:31 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations