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On front: (typed) Col.Ensign's crew of the 8th AF's 398th Bomb Group by their B-17 at their base in England, 22 March 1945. War theatre #12 (England) CREWS.
Handwritten; (GPR-314-1-398) (22-3-45) (Col. Ensign). Nuthampstead Ref: A9321



  • 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...


  • Lewis Ensign

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bomb Wing Air Commander and B-17 Pilot
    Commanding Officer, 398th Bomb Group, 25th January to 17th April 1945. ...


  • 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...


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26 October 2018 13:32:35 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum. Museum object reference number: USB1-51