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598th Bomb Squadron

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Stations

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Based Rivenhall

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People

  • Stephen Briggs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Hit by flak and was returning on one engine. Crash landing due to lack of fuel 1 mile south of Friston. 17-Jun-44. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Jacob Brinn

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer/Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Jacob Brinn served as armorer/gunner with the 598th Bomb Squadron of the 397th Bomb Group. On 1 August 1944, his B-26 43-34126 "By Golly" was shot down and crashed near Angers, France. Jacob bailed out and survived.

  • William Budge

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    William Budge served as a co-pilot with the 598th Bomb Squadron of the 397th Bomb Group. On 1 August 1944, his B-26 43-34126 "By Golly" was shot down and crashed near Angers, France. William was taken as a Prisoner of War. ...

  • Lloyd Burns

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge. Missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-12-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 11898. ...

  • Frederick Cook

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Hit by flak and was returning on one engine. Crash landing due to lack of fuel 1 mile south of Friston. 17-Jun-44. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (5OLC), PH.

  • Arthur Coyne

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb Eller railroad bridge hit by fighters, rolled onto its back, split into two crashed near Auderath, Germany. 23-Dec-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11549. Awards: PH.

  • Douglas Cramer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 397th Bomb Group
    Douglas Cramer served as a bombardier with the 598th Bomb Squadron of the 397th Bomb Group. On 1 August 1944, he was killed when his B-26 43-34126 "By Golly" crashed in France near Angers. ...

  • Fred Daoust

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 397th Bomb Group
    Fred Daoust served as a bombardier with the 598th Bomb Squadron of the 397th Bomb Group. On 1 August 1944, his B-26 43-34126 "By Golly" was shot down and crashed near Angers, France. Fred was taken as a Prisoner of War and was held at Stalag Luft VIIA.

  • Jack Hall

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Jack Hall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Hit by flak and was returning on one engine. Crash landing due to lack of fuel 1 mile south of Friston. 17-Jun-44. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (5OLC), PH.

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Aircraft

  • 43-34126 By Golly

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Angers railroad bridge, shot down by fighter over target, 9 crew, 2 were killed: John Q West (pilot) and Douglas H Cramer (navigator). MACR 9808

  • 43-34185 'Fwightened Wabbit'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge. Missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-12-44. 6 x Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 11898. ...

  • 43-34221 "Li'l Jan"

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 14 x combat missions flown. From A-72, Peronne airfield, Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb Eller railroad bridge hit by fighters, rolled onto its back, split into two crashed near Auderath, Germany. 23-Dec-44....

  • 42-96140

    B-26 Marauder

  • 44-67983

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 37BS, 17BG, 15AF USAAF. Transferred to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

  • 42-96139 'Susan J'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-96132 'Lucky Star'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Hit by flak and was returning on one engine. Fatal Crash Landing out of Fuel 1 mile Sth Friston. 1 x RTD Pilot Capt Luther R Williams. 7 x KIA. ...

  • 42-96158 Little Peedoff

    B-26 Marauder

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:05:04 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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