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602nd 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



  • Chambers Adams

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

  • Kenneth Akins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 398th Bomb Group
    Air medal

  • Franklin Albright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 398th Bomb Group
    Casulty on Munster mission 30 Sept 1944 Air Medal

  • Louis Alessio

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group

  • Stanley Allen

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Stanley Woodruff Allen received the Distinguished Flying Cross for a particular bombing mission in which he served as the lead pilot.

  • Gerald Amer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Roderick crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Arndell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 398th Bomb Group
    Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Peter Artero

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Air medal

  • Joe Atchley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Trained with the 398th BG, 602BS; 398th BG prepared for combat with B-17's, but interrupted these activities from Jul to Dec 1943 to train replacement crews for other organizations. Completed 30 missions with 8th AF. 1 December 1943 on return from...

  • Richard Austin

    Military | First Lieutenant | 398th Bomb Group
    air medal; Oak Leaf Cluster

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  • 42-102506 'Contrary Mary'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; MacDill 28/3/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-L] Nuthampstead 8/4/44; force landed continent 15/10/44 with Van Opdorp but ret. 20/11/44; Missing in Action Plauen, Ger 23/2/45 with Womeldurf, one crewman badly inj...

  • 42-102511

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 27/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-P] Nuthampstead 27/4/44; (24m) Missing in Action Lechfeld 19/7/44 with Dallas Hawkins, Co-pilot: Earl Hart, Navigator: Joe Doglio, Bombardier: John Loomis, Flight...

  • 42-102543

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Grenier 19/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-B] Nuthampstead 20/4/44; flew with 457BG Glatton on 29/6/44; (54m) Missing in Action Munster 28/10/44 with John Farmer, Navigator: Bob Chorba, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-102597 Stinker

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; slated 303BG, Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-V] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; (41m) Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44 with Jim Fields, Navigator: Goodrich White, Bombardier: Billy Gonser, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-102610 Boomerang

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Gr Island 6/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-Y/L] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (66m) detailed Bischoffsheim, Ger but never made assembly 30/12/44 with Lyle Doerr, Co-pilot: Giles Teague, Navigator: John Walker,...

  • 42-107053 Esquire

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 7/2/44; Hunter 4/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-M] Nuthampstead 21/4/44; 602BS [K8-M]; (60m) Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Russell Reed, Co-pilot: Dick Wanserski, Navigator: Stan Mates, Bombardier: Chas...

  • 42-107080 Oxo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/2/44; Hunter 3/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-S] Nuthampstead 25/4/44; 602BS [K8-S]; Missing in Action Soest 4/12/44 with Sitler; AOC Belgium 6/12/44; Salvaged 5 SAD Merville, Fr. 5/1/45. " Oxo "

  • 42-107103 Marie Notre Dame

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 21/2/44; Gr Island 5/3/44; Grenier 18/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-A] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (28m) Missing in Action Gaggennau, Ger 10/9/44 with Parke Wright, Navigator: Dave Flipse, Bombardier: Harry Eck, Waist gunner: Walt Miller (4...

  • 42-107183

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-J] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; battle damaged Cologne 5/10/44 with Rudow, AOC Belgium 12/10/44; Salvaged 5 SAD Merville, Fr. 14/11/44.

  • 42-107188 Ramp Rooster

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-G] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (42m) Missing in Action Bingen, Ger 29/12/44 with Mahlon Erickson, Navigator: Paul Nachtwey, Radio Operator: Claiborne Graves, Ball turret gunner:...

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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)