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Charles W. Ballard's Crew. Back row: (L-R) S/Sgt. James F. Dywer-Waist Gunner, T/Sgt. Raymond J. Clisham-Engineer/Top Turret, S/Sgt. John J. Catera-Waist Gunner, S/Sgt. Fred H. Parker-Tail Gunner, T/Sgt. Malcolm F. Clarke-Radio Operator, S/Sgt. Eugene M. Eichman-Ball Turret Gunner. Front row: (L-R) 2nd Lt. Robert C. Asbresch-Co-pilot, 1st Lt. Charles W. Ballard-Pilot, 2nd Lt. Osborne W. Johnson, Jr.,-Navigator, 2nd Lt. Dale E. Savidgo-Bombardier.



  • 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...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron


  • Robert Abresch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Oak Leaf Cluster

  • John Catera

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Malcolm Clarke

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Raymond Clisham

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Eugene Eichman

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    air medal

  • Osborn Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Fred Parker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Oak Leaf Cluster


Date Contributor Update
16 September 2016 10:36:20 emma simpson Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.