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US Official photograph of Harold Weekley's crew of the 398th Bomb Group beside B-17 42-102516. 8 July 1944.
Kneeling left to right:
T/Sgt Joseph Skarda
S/Sgt Gene F. Leonard
S/Sgt Robert F. Stickel
S/Sgt Charles Stombaugh

Standing left to right:
2nd Lt Harold D. Weekley
2nd Lt Benjamin Clark Jr.
2nd Lt Paul M. James
F/O Raymond S. Delbart

Connections

Units

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 601st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Benjamin Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Evaded (EVD) Crashed at Bosville on 8/13/44 in B-17 #42102516; Returned to England 4 Sept 1944 from Missing in Action (MIA) status

  • Raymond Delbart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Evaded (EVD) Shot down by flak and crashed at Bosville on 8/13/44 in B-17 #42102516 Jan 1945 from Missing in Action (MIA) to Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Paul James

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Evaded (EVD) Shot down by flak and crashed at Bosville on 8/13/44 in B-17 #42102516. Returned to England 5 Sept 1944 from Missing in Action (MIA) status

  • Gene Leonard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Evaded (EVD) Shot down by flak and crashed at Bosville on 8/13/44 in B-17 #42102516. Returned to England 4 Sept 1944 from Missing in Action (MIA) status

  • Joseph Skarda

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Evaded (EVD) Shot down by flak and crashed at Bosville on 8/13/44 in B17 #42102516. Returned to England 4 Sept 1944.

  • Robert Stickel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Evaded (EVD) Shot down by flak and crashed at Bosville on 8/13/44 in B-17 #42102516. Returned to England 4 Sept 1944 from Missing in Action (MIA) status.

  • Charles Stombaugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    Wounded in action 6 Aug 1944 Brandenburg air medal

  • Harold Weekley

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Harold "Hal" Weekley was shot down on 13 August 1944 on his 20th mission in B-17 42-102516, bombing a bridge at Le Manoir, France. The crew bailed out at 25,000 feet, all survived, some captured, some evaded. ...

Aircraft

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 16:38:47 Lucy May Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Sent through by researcher Astrid van Erp who works on the Fields of Honor database: http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/

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