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601st Bomb Squadron



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  • 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...

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Based Nuthampstead



  • Floyd Aaron

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    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.

  • Donald Aasen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 601BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), AFCM, WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • George Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier/ Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    He had been a waist gunner in training to take over the Bombardier role and was in the nose. A German 88 anti aircraft shell had exploded in his lap, killing him instantly. The plane with its nose blown off and up into the windshield made it back to...

  • Nunzio Addabbo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Addabbo remembered the mission of 14 February 1945 when they were blown off course by high winds and bombed Prague instead of Dresden. Not in the lead aircraft they simply had to follow.

  • Joseph Adelman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Oak Leaf Cluster 29 Aug 1944

  • Paul Adelman

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group

  • Richard Adler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Emmett Ahlborn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 398th Bomb Group
    398th History, Vol II lists him as being in the 600th BS in Sept 1944 air medal

  • Albert Albro

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Was crew on B-17 that returned to England after literally losing the nose of the B-17 as the result of a direct hit by flack over Cologne, Germany on 15 Oct, 1944. Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Gioia Aldiminio

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 398th Bomb Group

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  • 42-102391

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Gt Falls 2/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Grenier 9/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-B] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (18m) Missing in Action Hamburg 18/6/44 with Willard Hadjes, Co-pilot: Homer Kuck, Navigator: Dick Howell, Bombardier: John...

  • 42-102445

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-R] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (23m) Missing in Action Noball V-1 sites 8/7/44 with George Wilson (KIA – went down with ship); Tail gunner: Reg Ferguson (evaded capture); Co...

  • 42-102463

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-Z] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; transferred 602BS [K8-Z]; (17m) Missing in Action Toulouse 25/6/44 with John Godwin, Co-pilot: Bill Freeman, Bombardier: Ed Seward, Flight...

  • 42-102516 Bronx Bomber I

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; ...

  • 42-102565 The Ugly Duckling

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-M/H] Nuthampstead 27/4/44. ...

  • 42-102596 Doodit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-N] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; after mission 23/2/45 with Green was AOC 23/2/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 4/4/45; RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6...

  • 42-102607 Lodian

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 4/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-F] Nuthampstead 20/4/44; (40m) Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Russell Conrow, Co-pilot: John McCann, Navigator: Jim Stephens, Bombardier: Herb Faber, Flight...

  • 42-107096

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/2/44; Grenier 1/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-K] Nuthampstead 10/4/44; (24m) Missing in Action French noball sites - Humieres 8/7/44 with Capt Kearie Berry (swum to Goodwin Sands),Tail gunner: Manuel Ray (2RTD, both picked up by Air...

  • 42-107098

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 9/4/44; Assigned 601BG/398BG [3O-Y] Nuthampstead 24/4/44; (22m) Missing in Action Peenemunde 4/8/44 with Nigel Carter, co-pilot: ...

  • 42-107132

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-V] Nuthampstead 4/5/44; (4m) Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with John Ingram, Co-pilot: John Rose, Bombardier: Norman Bergen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Luther...

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Date Contributor Update
28 March 2016 06:52:28 smccrossin Changes to media associations

My grandfather was John B. Lindsay of the 601st

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:41:32 rossingtonj Changes to type

Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)