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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 15/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-N] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; 602BS [K8-N]; was on weather flight 28/10/44 with Lt K.S. Hastings, crash landed base; Salvaged 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 29/10/44.



  • Warren Davidson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frederick Kushera

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bretteville, LeRabet; Hit by flak in B-17 42-107223 8-Aug-44. Baled out Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7384 Award: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Meyran

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Cologne mission 15-Oct-44; Crashed 1000yds from end of runway near Anstey Church, bomb load exploded on impact. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 15229 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Lawrence Paul

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 23 missions as co-pilot and split 12 missions as pilot or co-pilot after 1st pilot William L Deyran was killed. Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Bernard White

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster in Sept 1944; DFC in April 1945


  • Abbots Ripton

    Military site : non-airfield
    Strategic Air Depots were given separate station numbers to avoid confusion with the main airfield operation; the 2nd Strategic Air Depot, originally at Little Staughton, moved to Alconbury in March 1944 as that airfield, well served by road and rail,...

  • 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...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log