This photo was labeled "Crew Chief" in the Edward C. Jordan Photo collection. Ed Jordan was a pilot in the 603rd and in Nuthampstead from April to September 1944.

In February 2003, Dallas Green, former 398th Group Historian wrote:

"This is Maurice Shallert, the Shallert part I am sure of.... He was a crew chief on the B-17, Miazziz Dragon. It had a big green dragon painted on the nose. This B-17 was parked in a revetment on the path to technical supply which I passed by several times a day. My plane was parked directly across the taxi strip. I remember it because of the big green dragon painted on its nose."

The Miazziz Dragon, 43-39038 was assigned to the 398th on 4 March 1945 and thus Dallas was recalling an event from March-April 1945.


  1. Aircraft in photo: Unknown. Since this photograph was in Ed Jordan's picture collection, Maurice Shallert probably was the Crew Chief associated with one of Ed's B-17s during the summer 1944, one different than the Miazziz Dragon.
  2. Photo Date: Summer 1944
  3. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  4. Photo Reference No. DJ_3B05
  5. Photo provided by Dave Jordan from the Edward C. Jordan's 398th Photo Collection CD.
  6. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.