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Kenneth C Elwood


May 4 1944 Elwood was flying ship 107191 in the number two position in the lead element of the low squadron and Lt Ford was flying the number 3 position. Elwood said, "before the accident occurred one of my crew told me to watch Ford's shi


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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...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107191 “Peggy”

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/9/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-K] AAF-131 Nuthampstead 9/4/44; while on practice mission 4/5/44 with Lt K. Elwood collided in mid-air with 42-102467, but ret to base, vertical fin was damaged. ...

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Date Contributor Update
12 September 2016 14:12:31 emma simpson Changes to media associations

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:49 AAM AAM ingest

398th History, Vol 1; Fortresses Over Nuthampstead, pg 17 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia