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Jack Bernard Withrow

Military

Assigned to 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) on 3 February 1945 near Kahlstorf (Lehmke), Germany in B-17 'Maude an Maria' #42-97387.

Service

People

  • Robert Blacker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    35 missions June 1944 to November 1944 DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Alfred Boehme

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions in 1944 with the 398th BG from Nuthampstead.

  • William Feinstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) near Kahlstorf, Germany in B-17 'Maude an Maria' #42-97387.

  • Reynaldo Garcia

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) on 3 February 1945 near Kahlstorf (Lehmke), Germany in B-17 'Maude an Maria' #42-97387.

  • William Garner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) on 3 February 1945 near Kahlstorf (Lehmke), Germany in B-17 'Maude an Maria' #42-97387.

  • Marvin Gooden

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) on 3 February 1945 near Kahlstorf (Lehmke), Germany in B-17 'Maude an Maria' #42-97387.

  • Norbert Greene

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 398th Bomb Group
    air medal

  • Stephen Horvath

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    Wounded in action 7 July 1944 on Leipzig mission Purple Heart (11 July 1944); air medal 23 Aug 1944

  • Raymond Jendrzejewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 398th Bomb Group
    Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Robert Knowles

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 398th Bomb Group
    35 missions. DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO/ GC/ WW II VM/ ATO

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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 Allies...

  • 602nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97387 "Maude an' Maria"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-H] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; (81m). About an hour after bombs away, B-17 #42-97387 was observed to be involved in a mid-air collision with B-17 #43-38697 (of 603rd BS) on...

Missions

  • 817

    3 February 1945

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hannibal, Missouri, USA 17 November 1924

Son of Leroy and Lillian M Withrow.

Lived in 1943

Hannibal, Indiana

Enlisted Jefferson Barracks, MO 21 July 1943
Based Nuthampstead 1944 – 3 February 1945

Assigned to 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF.

Killed in action Kahlstorf, Germany 3 February 1945

near Kahlstorf (Lehmke), Germany in B-17 #42-97387 “Maude an Maria”

Buried 4 February 1945

at the Lehmke cemetery, Germany

Buried Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hannibal, MO 1948

After the war, his remains were brought back to the US. Jack Withrow rests at the Mount Olivet Cemetery
in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 14:11:12 ED-BB Changes to middlename, biography and events
Sources

MACR 12214
WWII Draft card

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2019 12:09:14 RayWells Changes to person associations
Sources

changes to crew associations

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2019 11:35:30 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46713496
https://www.fold3.com/image/318965265
https://www.fold3.com/record/89943088-jack-b-withrow
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154068531/jack-b_-withrow

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12214 / MACR 12214, Mention in Hell from Heaven: Memoirs of a WW II B-17 Bombardier by Streitfeld with picture of some crew members on p. 115 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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