This is a photo of Frank I. Gelwicks, Crew Chief 603rd Squadron. The date and his rank at the time of the photograph are unknown. Further information about this photograph would be appreciated.

The aircraft is thought to be 43-39146 N7-N, the only 398th A/C ending in 146. It was in the 603rd and assigned the tail letter 'N".

Based on the history of A/C 43-39146, it arrived 3 February 1945 and was assigned to the 603rd with the letter N. It was assigned back to the USA on 25 May 1945. Thus the date was in the range.


  1. Aircraft in photo: probably 43-39146 N7-N
  2. Photo Date: Spring 1945
  3. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  4. Photo Reference No. Gelwicks 01
  5. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to George Hilliard & Allen Ostrom.
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