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Albert Albro


Was crew on B-17 that returned to England after literally losing the nose of the B-17 as the result of a direct hit by flack over Cologne, Germany on 15 Oct, 1944.

Oak Leaf Cluster


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...

  • 601st Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38172 '2 Sad' 'Lovely Julie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/7/44; Kearney 12/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-P] Nuthampstead 13/8/44; battle damaged Cologne 15/10/44 with Lawrence DeLancey; the aircraft was hit by flak after bombs away, then a shell exploded in the nose...


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:58 AAM AAM ingest

398th History, Vol II / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia