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Aaron Slavin


Dist. Unit Badge, DFC/Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster, EAME Medal; WW II Victory Medal



  • Felix Byrne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338463. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102592 Wonder Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-G] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; returning from aborted mission with severe oil leak and crash landed base with Lee Hicks 28/1/45; to 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 29/1/45; Salvaged 8...

Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Bronx, New York 10 January 1917
Died 26 March 2005
Buried Donated body to Westchester Medical Center, Westchester, New York April 2005

Donated body to Westchester Medical Center, Westchester, New York


Date Contributor Update
17 January 2018 12:38:23 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / wife