398th Bomb Group

Station 131 Remembrance Services

June 14th and 15th, 2008

To: 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association Members

There is an opportunty for you to attend 398th festivities at Nuthampstead in June 2008. If interested, please contact Brandy Howard.

As follows is the planned itinerary:

Return to Nuthampstead June 12, 2008 through June 17, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008 – B, L**

  • Leave Heathrow Hotel at 9:30 am
  • Chartwell
  • Lunch at Chartwell
  • Depart Chartwell at 4:30 pm
  • Transportation to Crowne Plaza, Cambridge

Friday, June 13, 2008 – B**

  • Transportation from Crowne Plaza to other East Anglia 8th AF bases
  • Depart Crowne Plaza at 9:00 am
  • Horham
    • Home of the 95th Bomb Group (H)
    • Site of the Red Feather Club
    • Restored Nissen Hut with original paintings on the wall
  • Pub lunch
  • Arrive at Thorpe Abbotts Museum 2:30 pm
    • Home of the 100th Bomb Group (H)
  • Return to Crowne Plaza at 6:00 pm for evening on own

Saturday, June 14, 2008 – B, L**

  • Depart Crowne Plaza at  9:30 am for Memorial Celebration at The Woodman
  • Pub Lunch at Woodman Inn
  • Tour of Airfield between 2:30 and 3:30 pm
  • Depart The Woodman approx. 4:00 pm for return to Crowne Plaza for evening on own

Sunday, June 15, 2008 – B, L**

  • Depart Crowne Plaza at 10:00 am for Memorial Service at St. George’s Church, Anstey
  • Hog Roast at Woodman Inn at approx. 12:15 pm
  • Depart The Woodman by 5:00 pm for visit to Cambridge American Military Cemetery
  • Depart Cambridge American Military Cemetary at 7:00 pm to Crowne Plaza and evening on own

Monday, June 16, 2008 – B, L, D**

  • Depart Crowne Plaza at 9:00 am for drive to Bassingbourn Tower Museum
    • Home of the 91st Bomb Group (H)
    • Wartime home of the “Memphis Belle”
    • Control Tower preserved and used as museum
  • Depart Bassingbourn at 11:45 am for drive to Steeple Morden
    • Home of the 355th Fighter Squadron
  • Depart Steeple Morden at 12:15 am for drive to Imperial War Museum, Duxford
  • Lunch on own at Duxford
  • Depart IWM, Duxford at 5:30 pm for return to Crowne Plaza for Farewell Dinner

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 – B**

  • Transportation from Crowne Plaza to Heathrow for return flights home



  • B=Breakfast
  • L=Lunch
  • D=Dinner


Brandy Howard has volunteered to be the 398th contact for this event. Brandy is the granddaughter of Bob Howard, ball turret gunner on the George Donovan crew of the 603 Squadron.