398th Bomb Group

1st. Lt. Philip L. Benefiel's Diary

Navigator, 601st Squadron

1st. Lt. Philip L. Benefiel was the Navigator for the Harry L. Heintzelman Crew, one of the original 398th crews. During 1944 this crew was based in Nuthampstead, England. The Heintzelman Crew was in the 601st Squadron of the 398th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. The diary covers the period from 6 May 1944 to 8 August 1944. and includes 32 combat missions along with many non-mission entries.

  1. 1st. Lt. Philip L. Benefiel's Diary