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James A Beaty

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17 near Penn, England. Exploded in route to target.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107191 “Peggy”

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/9/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-K] AAF-131 Nuthampstead 9/4/44; while on practice mission 4/5/44 with Lt K. Elwood collided in mid-air with 42-102467, but ret to base, vertical fin was damaged. ...

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 Benton, Alaska
Died 12 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2017 19:30:26 DHardie Changes to service number
Sources

From WW2 Army Air Corps casualty list

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 09:08:33 emma simpson Changes to place associations
Sources

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / document, Roll of Honor

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