398th Training Photos

This page is an index to our 398th Training photographs. Many of the photos are also displayed in our Identified Crew Photos page. Most of the training photos are in the USA. But there are a number in England as the crews continued their training after arrival and occasionally on days between combat missions. Help is requested in identifying/verifying the training location and in better scoping the month/year of a training photo. If you can help, please contact Geoff Rice, our Crew Pictures Coordinator. Training stories and information can be found on our 398th Training page.

Rapid City AAB, South Dakota B-17 Flight Crews

  1. Brodin's Crew - 603rd Squadron - Spring 1944
  2. Dalton's Crew - 601st Squadron - February 1944
  3. Dollar's Crew - 602nd Squadron - Spring 1944
  4. Gene L. Douglas' Crew - 600th Squadron - Summer or Fall 1943
  5. Driscoll's Crew - 602nd Squadron - Spring 1944
  6. Dunlap's Crew - 602 - Training
  7. Durtschi's Crew - 603rd Squadron - Early 1944
  8. Engel's Crew - 603rd Squadron - February 1944
  9. D.L. Foster's Crew - 603rd Squadron - early 1944
  10. T.K. Foster's Crew - 603rd Squadron - late 1943 / early 1944
  11. Hadjes' Crew - 601st Squadron - Early 1944
  12. Hopkins' Crew - 603rd Squadron - Late Summer 1943
  13. Hopkins' Crew Christmas in Rapid City - 603rd Squadron - 25 December 1943
  14. Hopkins' Crew Portraits - 603rd - March 1944
  15. Hopkins Bugler in the Snow at Rapid City - March 1944
  16. Hopkins' Crew with the Bugler - 603rd Squadron - about March 1944
  17. Jeffer's Crew - 601st Squadron - circa 1945
  18. Kennedy's Crew - 603rd Squadron - Spring 1945
  19. Kiernan's Crew - 603rd Squadron - Late 1943
  20. Krueger's Crew - 603rd Squadron - Early 1944
  21. Lamb's Crew - 601st Squadron - Spring 1944
  22. Lassegard's Crew - 603rd Squadron - April 1944
  23. Lowe's Crew - 600th Squadron - Early 1944
  24. Magnan's Crew - 603rd Squadron - late 1943
  25. Nelson's Crew - 600th Squadron - January/February 1944
  26. O'Neal's Crew - 600th Squadron - April 1944
  27. Ryan's Crew - 602nd Squadron - April 1944
  28. Stanley Reed's Crew - 600th Squadron - Spring 1944
  29. Rudrud's Crew - 602nd Squadron - Spring 1944
  30. Unknown Crew 1 - 602 Squadron - 14 September 1943 - early Rapid City Training (possibly the John W. Stuermer Crew)
  31. Walker's Crew - 601st Squadron - 29 July 1943
  32. Wallingford's Crew - 602nd Squadron - circa April 1945

Rapid City AAB, South Dakota B-17 Aircraft in Flight

  1. B-17 on Training Flight Near Rapid City - Spring 1944
  2. B-17s over Rapid City - Early 1944

Alexandria AAB, Louisiana B-17 Flight Crews

  1. Ted J. Johnston's Crew - 600th Squadron - August 1944
  2. Palant's Crew - 601st Squadron - September 1944
  3. Traeder's Crew - 601st Squadron - 17 Oct 1944
  4. Wilson's Crew - 601st Squadron - May 1944

Avon Park AAB, Florida B-17 Flight Crews

  1. Tarr's Crew - 603rd Squadron - 9 August 1944
  2. The Tarr Crew in B-17 Training

Dalhart AAB, Texas B-17 Flight Crews

  1. Folger's Crew - 600th Squadron - May 1944
  2. Weekley's Crew - 601st Squadron - Early 1944
  3. Wierney's Crew - 601st Squadron - 17 April 1944

Drew Army Airfield, Florida B-17 Flight Crews

  1. Wright's Crew - 600th Squadron - May 1944

Gulfport AAB, Mississippi B-17 Flight Crews

  1. Moy's Crew - 603rd Squadron - Fall 1944
  2. Runnion's Crew - 600th Squadron - September/October 1944
  3. Steele's Crew - 603rd Squadron - 1944
  4. Tatchio's Crew - 600th Squadron - Fall 1944

Kansas City AAB, Kansas B-17 Flight Crews

  1. Grinter's Crew - 600th Squadron - July 1944

McDill AAB, Florida B-17 Flight Crews

  1. Harker's Crew (later Rehme's Crew) - 603rd Squadron - Early 1944
  2. Roper's Crew - 601st Squadron - 23 January 1945

Peyote AAB, Texas B-17 Flight Crews

  1. E.D. Scott's Crew - 602nd Squadron - Early 1944

Tampa AAB, Florida B-17 Flight Crews

  1. Wade's Crew - 601st Squadron - July/August 1944

Topeka AAB, Kansas B-17 Flight Crews

  1. James E. Smith's Crew - 601st Squadron - Spring 1945

Unknown AAB B-17 Flight Crews

  1. Paul Adams' Crew - 601st Squadron - Early 1945
  2. Hansard's Crew - 600th Squadron - 27 April 1944
  3. McCarty's Crew - 601st Squadron - 1943
  4. W.F. Scott's Crew - 603rd Squadron - 1943/early 1944
  5. Searl's Crew - 600th Squadron - Early 1944
  6. Unknown Crew 4 - 603rd Squadron - 1944 - during training with Sgt. Albert Aleksyn
  7. Unknown 5 Crew - 602nd Squadron - 29 September 1943

B-17 Training in England

  1. 603rd on Training Flight over England - May/June 1944
  2. Austin's Crew (previously Link's Crew) - 602nd Squadron - 1 August 1944
  3. Costanzo's Crew Photo - 601st Squadron - 5 February 1945

Air Cadet Training

  1. Lt. Ed Jordan's Primary Training Photos - Summer 1943
  2. Lt. Ed Jordan's Basic Training Photos - Aug to Nov 1943
  3. Lt. Ed Jordan's Advanced Training Photos - Nov '43 to Jan '44