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600th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Nuthampstead

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People

  • Robert Abresch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Max Adkins

    Military | 398th Bomb Group
    air medal

  • Milo Adleman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group

  • Edgar Agnew

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group

  • Herman Aitkinson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 398th Bomb Group

  • Stanley Albert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Flew 32 missions

  • Isaac Alhadeff

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed in Baltic on 8/6/44 in B-17 # 42102467 POW

  • Beddy Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC

  • George Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    details in book written by his Bombardier Leonard Streitfled in Hell from Heaven: Memoirs of a WW II B-17 Bombardier

  • Stanley Alpert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    32 missions in 4 months, 24 days mid-1944. Returned to US in Sept 1944 with Winston Churchill on board the Queen Mary. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-102467 Agony Wagon III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Gr Island 27/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-J] Nuthampstead 27/4/44; on training mission 4/5/44 with Lt E. Ford in mid-air collision with 42-107191, damaged left wing but returned safely; Missing in Action...

  • 42-102498

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-W] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (7m) Missing in Action Dessau, Ger 30/5/44 with Tom Thompson, Ball turret gunner: Ernie Pennell, Waist gunner: Vic Frisbie (3 Killed in...

  • 42-102536 Here's Hopin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 31/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-C] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; crashed on take off for Merzehausen, Ger 24/12/44 with Don Grinter; (2 Killed in Action) when ship crashed at Lt Chishill, near Saffron...

  • 42-102592 Wonder Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-G] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; returning from aborted mission with severe oil leak and crash landed base with Lee Hicks 28/1/45; to 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 29/1/45; Salvaged 8...

  • 42-102599

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Grenier 1/5/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-U] Nuthampstead 4/5/44 [1st repl. a/c]; (15m) Missing in Action Munich 16/7/44 with Curtis D Lovelace, Ball turret gunner: Gerard Antaillia (2KIA- multiple fractures,...

  • 42-107054 Vat 69

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, transferred 549BS/385BG [XA- ] Gt Ashfield; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/6/45; Reconstruction...

  • 42-107218

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-T] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; (17m) Missing in Action Leipzig 7/7/44 with Roger Folger, Navigator: Bill Moses, Bombardier: Chas Busbee, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John...

  • 42-97339

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/44; Hunter 9/3/44; Dow Fd 10/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-Y] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (4m) Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 1st in group with Ira O'Neil, Co-pilot: Roger Corner, Bombardier: Merritt Deuel, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-97380 None

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 17/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-R] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; mission to French bridges 8/7/44 with Curtis Lovelace, Co-pilot: Bob Hart, Navigator: Bob Uhl, Bombardier: Alton Andrews, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-97399

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 17/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-H] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; (30m) Missing in Action Brettevillet 8/8/44 with Capt John Baker, Co-pilot: Dick Osteen, Bombardier: John Kressenberg, Radio Operator: Roy...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:41:44 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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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