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John P Ryan


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  • Chambers Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    Flew 32 missions in 77 days Distinguished Flying Cross (July 1944)

  • John Cowley

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    air medal

  • Samuel Devan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Good Conduct Ribbon, EAME Ribbon with two (2) Bronze Stars, American Defense Service Ribbon, Air Medal with three (3) Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross.

  • Joseph Horvath

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    air medal

  • Raymond Keene

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Lloyd Stovall

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    32 missions AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • Lee Test

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Completed 32 missions in 77 days in 1944, including D-Day. Berlin the worst. No crew injuries in combat. Bomb. Dan Adams, Nav. Carl Foster and I are still alive at 2/16/04. ETO Ribbon with 2 bronze stars, Air Medal with 3/Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 602nd Bomb Squadron


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:33 AAM AAM ingest

398th History, Vol 1 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia