Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. ?? William M. Otto
  2. M/Sgt Ray E. Bailey, Crew Chief
  3. ?? Robert K. Meyer
  4. ?? John H. Samery


  1. This is a photo of Ray E. Bailey, Crew Chief 603rd Squadron and William M. Otto, Robert K. Meyer and John H. Samery, presumed to be part of Bailey's ground crew.
  2. Question Mark(s) ("?") indicate unknown rank at time of the photo.
  3. Based on the history of A/C 44-8044 N7-X, The Cherry , the aircraft arrived 2 September 1944. Reported MIA 2 October 1944, but reassigned 3 October. To 306th 23 May 1945. Thus the above photo was probably taken between September 1944 -May 1945.


  1. Aircraft in photo: 44-8044 N7-X, The Cherry
  2. Photo Date: Unknown date, but in 1944 or 1945
  3. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  4. Photo Reference No. AOGC03
  5. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Allen Ostrom.
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