John L Hahn

Military
Two airmen of the 398th Bomb Group examine the damaged tail of a B-17 Flying Fortress.

Object Number - FRE 1686 - Two airmen of the 398th Bomb Group examine the damaged tail of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Damaged received while on the April 8,1945 mission to Derben,...

Assigned to 600BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Derben mission 8-Apr-45 in B-17 44-8811 hit in tail by direct flak hit, skills of both pilots required to return the A/C to base for crash landing, directional control was by control of engines only.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 600th Bomb Squadron Headquarters (398th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-437440
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot, Squadron Commander, Group Operations Officer

Aircraft

An airman stands inside the severely-damaged nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8811) of the 398th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: 'A/C 44-8811, (GAD- 144-4-398)(8-4-45)(Flak Damage & Crash Landing).'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 600th Bomb Squadron

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Nuthampstead Assigned to 600BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:22
ContributorAAM
Sources

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

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