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"Lt. Lollar's crew of the 8th AF's 398th Bomb Group by their B-17 at their base in England, 21 April 1945."

Rear L-R: S/Sgt Raymond L Jones, K G Kaufman, Sgt B G Yager, Sgt John D Linkowski, Sgt Jack C Hammentry

Front L-R: 2Lt Gerald W Johnson, 1Lt Charles L Lollar, 2Lt Raymond A Cronquist, F/O Frank Luisi



  • 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...

  • 603rd Bomb Squadron


  • Raymond Cronquists

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Jack Hammontree

    Military | Sergeant
    Air Medal in April 1945

  • Gerald Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Air Medal in April 1945

  • Raymond Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Kenyon Kauffman

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    Air Medal in April 1945

  • K Kaufman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Engineer/Gunner on Lollar Crew.

  • John Linkowski

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM, GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Lollar

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Air Medal in April 1945 ...

  • Frank Luisi

    Military | Major | Navigator
    Assigned to 603BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Barrett Yager

    Military | Sergeant
    Air Medal in April 1945


Date Contributor Update
09 February 2019 13:49:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations