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Staff Sergeant Ralph D. Trout, Ball Turret Gunner, 398th Bomb Group.



  • 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...

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  • Ralph Trout

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Trout was from Logan, Iowa. He worked a letter carrier for the Post Office, before he enlisted on 9 July 1942. After transferring to the US Army Air Forces in April 1943 he attended armament training at Lowry field, Colorado, then Gunnery training at...


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"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 22 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.