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Robert K Simeral


July 4, 1944 on mission to Tours, FR in B-17#42-107114 when engine trouble led to an out of control fire over the Channel. Crew returned to England releasing bombs in a field in Sussex. Crew bailed out. 10 RTD

DFC in 23 April 1945


Units served with

  • 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
  • Headquarters (398th Bomb Group)


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:41 AAM AAM ingest

398th BG History vol 1, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. IV by Bishop & Hey, p. 28; Fortresses Over Nuthampstead, pg 35 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia