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Floyd Ray Aaron


Missing in Action (MIA) 13 April 1945 Neugmunster, Germany.

Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft.



  • Emil Martineck

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1945 in B-17 #4339184. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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...

  • 601st Bomb Squadron


  • 43-39184

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 30/12/44; Dow Fd 10/1/45; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-U] Nuthampstead 27/2/45; (22m) Missing in Action Neumunster 13/4/45 with Emil Martinek, Navigator: Roger Campbell, Radio Operator: Alf Cason, Ball turret gunner: Francis Gardippe,...


Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Missouri, USA 21 April 1924
Lived in Mississippi County, AR, USA 1943
Enlisted Little Rock, AR, USA 18 May 1943
Killed in Action (KIA) Bebensee, Germany 13 April 1945

RDX bomb mishap. Helped Co-Pilot Ted Kline trying to hold the a/c so the wounded pilot could bail out, neither was able to get out of AC.

Buried Leachville, AR 72438, USA 1949

Leachville Cemetery
Mississippi County
Arkansas, USA


Date Contributor Update
11 July 2020 16:46:04 Hotelie1970 Changes to awards

General Order 594 from Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding General, by Command of Brigadier General Turner, dated 7 December 1944.

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2016 16:11:47 Lucy May Changes to biography

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
398th History / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2016 02:17:04 466thHistorian Changes to person associations

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2016 02:15:37 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, events, place associations, mission associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2014 12:55:46 Deemax Changes to service number
Sources U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: United States. Army. Quartermaster General’s Office. Rosters of World War II Dead (all services). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:40 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 14176 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database