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John S Bourquin


Born to Charles and Amanda (Terry) Bourquin



  • Donald De Cleene

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed when the B17 he was piloting crashed into Birchenough Hill near Wildboarclough in Cheshire. All five crew members on board died. The plane had been collected from Burtonwood and was destined for Nuthampstead. Don is buried in the American...

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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...

  • 603rd Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Port Norris New Jersey 28 December 1943
Died 22 February 2019


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14 January 2022 20:32:19 Amanda Changes to nickname, biography and events

The Daily Journal

Date Contributor Update
13 September 2016 09:21:15 emma simpson Changes to role and awards

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

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27 September 2014 18:16:38 AAM AAM ingest

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