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Arthur C. Watson's Crew. Back row: (L-R) Arthur C. Watson-Pilot, Jean Maher-Co-pilot, Jin Tangey-Navigator. Middle row: (L-R) Sgt. Carroll Irvine-Engineer, Sgt. Paul Miller-Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt. Melvin Loftus-Radio Operator, Sgt. James E. Doyle-Togglier. Front row: (L-R) Sgt. George Hafer-Waist Gunner, Sgt. Roben Carter-Tail Gunner. Photo was taken on 25th March 1945

Connections

Units

  • 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 Allies...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Doyle

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier
    Air Medal

  • Carroll Irvine

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Completed 27 missions as a flight engineer on a B-17 Air Medal w/3Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Arthur Watson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Flew in 27 combat missions from 1944-1945. Also transported freed Prisoner of War (POW)s from Barth, Germany for transfer to France. Served as a flight surgeon after WWII, retired with rank of Lt. Colonel. Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster's

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 14:45:44 emma simpson Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

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