398th Web Pages

Welcome to the official 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association Web Pages, or informally the 398th Web Pages.

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The 398th was part of the 8th Air Force 1st Air Division during WWII and was one of many B-17 Bomb Groups stationed in England. The 398th was formed in the United States in 1943 and was stationed in Nuthampstead, England from April 1944 until June 1945.

B-17 Aluminum Overcast
B-17 Aluminum Overcast

398th Site

  1. What's New Since April 2013
  2. What's New, Recent Archive
  3. Searching for Veterans on the 398th Site
  4. 398th Web Site Statistics
  5. Volunteers Needed
  6. The Web Page Volunteers
  7. 398th Webmaster


October 16 - 20, 2019



Our 2019 reunion will be hosted by the 8TH Air Force Historical Society.

Registration and details are now available on their website! Please click on the 8th AFHS St. Louis Reunion link at the top of this page.


Opening times for the Nuthampstead Airfield Musuem are as follows:
April through September
Every second and last Sunday of the month. 10 am to 4 pm
By appointment. Please call 01 638 718427 at least 48 hours prior to your visit and the museum will be opened for you.

Please take a moment to browse our 398th BGMA PX! In addition to our wide selection of merchandise, you might also consider a 2019 398th BGMA membership gift for your family and friends. Membership is only $20.00 per year per person. Lifetime membership is $100.00 per person. All memberships include receiving our excellent quarterly newsletter, the FLAK NEWS.

Reunions and Tours

  1. Annual Reunions and Tours

  2. Next Reunion: Saint Louis, Missouri - October 16 - 20, 2019
    Hosted by the 8th Air Force Historical Society

  3. Hotel Reservation Information, Registration Instructions and Registration Form, Program Schedule and St. Louis Tour Descriptions can ALL be accessed from the 8th AFHS website.
    Please click this link to go to 8th AFHS Reunion page.

    The official reunion hotel will be the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet
    191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146.

    If you wish information regarding the 398th's part in the 2019 Eighth Air Force Historical Society's reunion, please contact Ken Howard our 398th Reunion Coordinator.

  4. Our 2018 Biennial Tour 'Journey Back to England' was held May 24 - May 30, 2018.
    Click here for overview and photos of this memorable event!

  5. Our Annual Reunion was held in Dayton, Ohio October 10 - 13, 2018.
    Click here for Mellisa Ledlow's recap article and many fun photos of our reunion with the 8th AFHS. - New January 2019!

Information for Members

  1. 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association
  2. Official Board
  3. Dues and Contributions
  4. Prospective Member Information
  5. Nuthampstead Airfield Museum News
  6. Nuthampstead Airfield Museum "Land Grab" Fundraiser

398th PX

  1. 398th PX - Revised October 2018
  2. New order form


  1. Flak News Articles
  2. Remembrances Articles
  3. Friends of the 398th

Personal Remembrances

  1. 398th Veteran's WWII Personal Histories - Two new stories added Feb/Mar 2019!
  2. 398th Timeless Voices Interviews
  3. Other 398th Personal History on the Web

Mission Information

  1. 398th Missions and Descriptions
  2. 398th Mission Info Index
  3. 398th Combat Diaries


  1. 398th Identified Crew Photos
  2. 398th Unidentified Crew Photos (input requested)
  3. 398th Reunion and Tour Photo Collection
  4. 398th Photo Collections


  1. Brief History of the 398th
  2. Chapters in the 398th Experience
  3. 398th Group and Squadron Information
  4. 398th History Index - Full listing

Key Lists

  1. 398th Original Crews from Rapid City
  2. 398th Missing Air Crew Reports
  3. 398th Killed in Action
  4. 398th POWs
  5. 398th Monuments
  6. 398th Individual Awards
  7. 398th Aircraft Histories Lists
  8. Additional 398th Key Lists


  1. Links to Other Web Sites
  2. Identifying 398th B-17s
  3. 398th Combat Formations
  4. FAQ's about Army Air Force Terms in WWII
  5. Additional 398th Research Information
  6. Identification Help Is Needed!