398th Bomb Group
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Killed While Stationed at Station 131, Nuthampstead (not on a mission)

The following table lists the 10 men lost in the 398th Bomb Group while stationed at Nuthampstead. Other pages list the men lost in combat and while training in the United States.


Notes:

  • Data Source: Most of the statistical information in this table was extracted from the 398th BG Historical Microfilm obtained from Maxwell AF Base in Alabama.
  • Data Organization: The data is ordered by date, then by B-17 Serial # for that date, and then alphabetically by surname for a particular B-17.
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  • Last Update: The last update of the data below was February 11, 2007.


Killed While Stationed at Station 131, Nuthampstead (not on a mission)
398th BG KIAName
Unit
Position
Date KIA
Mission / Location
Mission #
B-17 Serial #
Comments
Harry Shafer
602nd
N/A 05/08/44 Nuthampstead base
N/A
N/A Accidently dropped bomb, caused death.
Harold L. Blackwell
478th
Pvt. 06/15/44 Nuthampstead base
N/A
N/A Killed when 500lb bomb fell on him while loading B-17. Buried Cambridge Cemetery, Madingly - Plot C, Row 1, Grave 24
Manuel M. Bassora
1226 QM
N/A 09/24/44 Nuthampstead base
N/A
N/A Killed on base when truck hit him. Buried Cambridge Cemetery, Madingly - Plot F, Row 6, Grave 133
Phillip H. Brusseau
603rd
Co-Pilot 10/23/44 Nuthampstead base
N/A
N/A Died from injuries received during emergency landing (overshot runway) while leading practice mission on 10/21/44. Moore crew.
James E. Chandler
601st
Engineer / TT Gunner 10/23/44 Nuthampstead base
N/A
N/A Hit by truck off base, died in base hospital. Buried Cambridge Cemetery, Madingly - Plot F, Row 7, Grave 57
Howard F. Ayres
603rd
Radio Op / Gunner 01/02/45 Macclesfield, England
N/A
43-38944 A Killed when new B-17 being transferred from Liverpool to base crashed. Buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX
Donald J. DeCleene
603rd
Pilot 01/02/45 Macclesfield, England
N/A
43-38944 A Killed when new B-17 being transferred from Liverpool to base crashed. Buried Cambridge Cemetery, Madingly - Plot C, Row 1, Grave 28
Frank E. Garry, Jr.
603rd
Engineer / TT Gunner 01/02/45 Macclesfield, England
N/A
43-38944 A Killed when new B-17 being transferred from Liverpool to base crashed.
Thomas Manos
603rd
Navigator 01/02/45 Macclesfield, England
N/A
43-38944 A Killed when new B-17 being transferred from Liverpool to base crashed. Buried Cambridge Cemetery, Madingly - Plot C, Row 3, Grave 28
Maynard Stravinski
603rd
Co-Pilot 01/02/45 Macclesfield, England
N/A
43-38944 A Killed when new B-17 being transferred from Liverpool to base crashed. Buried Cambridge Cemetery, Madingly - Plot F, Row 1, Grave 105



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