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Isaac Alhadeff's Crew. Back row: (L-R) 2nd Lt. Paul Foster-Bombardier, 2nd Lt. John Sigsworth-Co-pilot, 1st Lt. Isaac Alhadeff-Pilot, 2nd Lt. Clarence Evans-Navigator. Front row: (L-R) S/Sgt. Dave Walker-Tail Gunner, M/Sgt. Martin Chavez-Engineer/Top Turret, Sgt. Jack Hill-Gunner, S/Sgt. Tudor Melville- Waist Gunner, T/Sgt. Orville "Bill" Elsrod-Radio Operator, S/Sgt. Nathan Mirell-Ball Turret.

Connections

Units

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Isaac Alhadeff

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down by flak and crashed in Baltic on 8/6/44 in B-17 #42-102467, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Martin Chavez

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Stade on 8/6/44 in B-17 #42-102467, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Orville Elsrod

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Stade on 8/6/44 in B-17 #42-102467, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clarence Evans

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Stade on 8/6/44 in B-17 #42-102467, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Foster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Stade on 8/6/44 in B-17 #42-102467, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Tudor Melville

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Stade on 8/6/44 in B-17 #42-102467, Prisoner of War (POW). Air Medal July 1944

  • Nathan Mirell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Stade on 8/6/44 in B-17 #42-102467, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Sigsworth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Stade on 8/6/44 in B-17 #42-102467, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Dave Walker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Stade on 8/6/44 in B-17 #42-102467, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2016 14:34:32 emma simpson Changes to caption
Sources

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2016 09:33:39 emma simpson Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

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