398th Experiences

Ground Crew Activities


There was a huge ground support staff for the 398th at Station 131 in Nuthampstead. These included:

  • 398th Group Headquarters
  • 18th Weather Squadron
  • 244th Medical
  • 325th Station Complement
  • 860th Chemical (see history below)
  • 426th Air Service Group
  • 478th Sub-Depot (see history below)
  • 1142nd MP Squadron (see history below)
  • 1149th Ordnance
  • 1226th Quartermaster (see history below)
  • Crews assigned to the Squadrons

The following 398th web site articles include information about Ground Crew Activities. Note that in some cases the information may be just a few sentences within a story. However, even though just a few sentences or paragraphs, the reader will begin to get a feel for various Groud Crew activities. Arranged alphabetically by author.

  1. My 398th B.G. Military Career - Clerk - 398th Group Headquarters by Robert Cronk
  2. Bebe - Boeing B-17 # 43-37982 N7-K by Dallas Ebest, Ground Crew, 603rd Squadron
  3. The Little Engine that Could....and Did by George R. Hilliard, Flight Chief, 603rd Squadron
  4. Tense Moments During Guard Duty by James J. LaDue
  5. Ozzie Remembers Major Braddock of the 325th Station Complement by Malcolm "Ozzie" Osborn
  6. History of the 478th Sub-Depot - January 1944 thru April 1945 by Malcolm "Ozzie" Osborn
  7. History of the 860th Chemical Warfare Company - Air Operations - April 1942 thru April 1945 by Malcolm "Ozzie" Osborn
  8. History of the 1142nd Military Police Company (Aviation) Detachment ‘A - April 1944 thru April 1945 by Malcolm "Ozzie" Osborn
  9. History of the 1226th Quartermaster Company (Service Group) - November 1943 thru April 1945
  10. OK, Cuda, Let's Get On With The War! - Flight Line Chief, 600th Squadron by Allen Ostrom - Flak News Editor
  11. Ray Richman, 398th Executive Officer - 600th Squadron Video Interview Transcription - Ray Richman's duties as Executive Officer provide much information about a different aspect of Ground Crew activities.