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398th Bomb Group. "Doodit" B-17 42-102596 - 30-N.

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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...

Aircraft

  • 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...

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
12 July 2019 14:43:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption
Sources

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum. Museum object reference number: BRAD-24

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2019 14:42:30 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum. Museum object reference number: Lee Ann Bradley Collection
BRAD-23

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