Nuthampstead Airfield Museum "Land Grab" Fundraiser

Colonel Frank P. Hunter once quoted: "A wise general once said; 'The superior soldier is one who always does more than he was expected to do.' Then he went on to say, "I believe that this definition is applicable to each of the officers and men of the 398th Bombardment Group. I am proud as hell to be a member of YOUR outfit - the best I have ever been in or ever expect to be in."

The Nuthampstead Airfield Museum trustees believe that the 398th Bombardment Group deserves to be remembered as one of the best groups of the 8th Air Force during World War II. We want our museum to be there for the many generations to come. We want to guarantee that the buildings we build, the Nissen hut we construct, the Memorial Garden we plant and nourish will be a memorial to our heroes, our 398th Veterans. In order to make this guarantee, we need to raise the funds to purchase the land. In years past, we have undertaken other major fundraising projects and we have succeeded as a group every time - let's do it again! As of April 2016, we have sold 342 plots of the land - but we still have 252 plots left. They are only $100 per plot and again they can be purchased 'in honor of' or 'in memory of.'

The museum trustees and volunteers have been working diligently and doing way more than they are expected to do. Can you do your part and support the museum by securing the land for the future? Can you buy a plot of land in honor of your fellow crew member, husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend? Please join us in the drive to have the best museum for years to come.

Please make a check payable to 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association for $100 per plot and mail to Mellisa Ledlow, 398th BGMA Treasurer, 16210 Breakwater Plath Dr., Houston, TX 77044-1112, along with the following necessary information: Your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and please let us know who the land grab is 'in honor of' or 'in memory of.'

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Marilyn Gibb-Rice, 398th BGMA President, at:

  1. Click here for a printable Nuthampstead Airfield Museum Land Grab Form