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601st 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

  • Floyd Aaron

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 13 April 1945 Neugmunster, Germany. Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft.

  • Donald Aasen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 398th Bomb Group

  • George Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier/ Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    He had been a waist gunner in training to take over the Bombardier role and was in the nose. A German 88 anti aircraft shell had exploded in his lap, killing him instantly. The plane with its nose blown off and up into the windshield made it back to...

  • Joseph Adelman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Oak Leaf Cluster 29 Aug 1944

  • Paul Adelman

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group

  • Richard Adler

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

  • Emmett Ahlborn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 398th Bomb Group
    398th History, Vol II lists him as being in the 600th BS in Sept 1944 air medal

  • Albert Albro

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    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

  • Gioia Aldiminio

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 398th Bomb Group

  • Edward Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 398th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102391

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Gt Falls 2/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Grenier 9/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-B] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (18m) Missing in Action Hamburg 18/6/44 with Willard Hadjes, Co-pilot: Homer Kuck, Navigator: Dick Howell, Bombardier: John...

  • 42-102445

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-R] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (23m) Missing in Action Noball V-1 sites 8/7/44 with George Wilson (KIA – went down with ship);Tail gunner: Reg Ferguson (evaded capture); Co...

  • 42-102463

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-Z] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; transferred 602BS [K8-Z]; (17m) Missing in Action Toulouse 25/6/44 with John Godwin, Co-pilot: Bill Freeman, Bombardier: Ed Seward, Flight...

  • 42-102516 Bronx Bomber I

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; ...

  • 42-102565 The Ugly Duckling

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-M/H] Nuthampstead 27/4/44. ...

  • 42-102596 Doodit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-N] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; after mission 23/2/45 with Green was AOC 23/2/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 4/4/45; RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6...

  • 42-102607 Lodian

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 4/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-F] Nuthampstead 20/4/44; (40m) Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Russell Conrow, Co-pilot: John McCann, Navigator: Jim Stephens, Bombardier: Herb Faber, Flight...

  • 42-107096

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/2/44; Grenier 1/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-K] Nuthampstead 10/4/44; (24m) Missing in Action French noball sites - Humieres 8/7/44 with Capt Kearie Berry (swum to Goodwin Sands),Tail gunner: Manuel Ray (2RTD, both picked up by Air...

  • 42-107098

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 9/4/44; Assigned 601BG/398BG [3O-Y] Nuthampstead 24/4/44; (22m) Missing in Action Peenemunde 4/8/44 with Nigel Carter, co-Jason Axsom, Navigator: Bill Hembrough, Bombardier: Ed Castro, Flight engineer...

  • 42-107132

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-V] Nuthampstead 4/5/44; (4m) Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with John Ingram, Co-pilot: John Rose, Bombardier: Norman Bergen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Luther...

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Date Contributor Update
28 March 2016 06:52:28 smccrossin Changes to media associations
Sources

My grandfather was John B. Lindsay of the 601st

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:41:32 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

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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