Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
Flew 32 missions in 77 days
Distinguished Flying Cross (July 1944)
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 6/5/44; no ops, transferred 510BS/351BG [TU-K] Polebrook 24/5/44; 103m Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45;...
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...
|Born||Jonesboro, IN, USA||1921|
|Enlisted||New York, NY, USA||20 January 1942|
|07 August 2016 01:00:48||466thHistorian||Changes to events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations|
|27 September 2014 18:05:20||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://398th.org/History/Group/Crews_Original.html