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"Devils Mistress" 42-97252 TU-K.



  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb 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 Allies...

  • 510th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97252 Devil's Mistress

    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;...


  • Nuthampstead

    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...


Date Contributor Update
15 August 2016 09:58:30 emma simpson Changes to unit associations

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2016 01:41:50 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2016 14:31:10 emma simpson Created entry with collection and caption

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.