Kenneth C. Elwood's Crew. Back row: (L-R) James Leahy-Asst. Engineer/Waist Gunner, William S. Hanna-Radio Operative, Stanley Alpert-Navigator, Arthur L. Figueira-Tail Gunner. Back row: (L-R) Dewey B. Burt-Engineer/Top Turret Gunner, George E. Schatz-Bombardier, Kenneth C. Elwood-Pilot, John L. Hutchison-Co-pilot.
32 missions in 4 months, 24 days mid-1944. Returned to US in Sept 1944 with Winston Churchill on board the Queen Mary.
May 4 1944 Elwood was flying ship 107191 in the number two position in the lead element of the l
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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...
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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