398th Web Pages

Welcome to the official 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association Web Pages, or informally the 398th Web Pages.

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The 398th was part of the 8th Air Force 1st Air Division during WWII and was one of many B-17 Bomb Groups stationed in England. The 398th was formed in the United States in 1943 and was stationed in Nuthampstead, England from April 1944 until June 1945.

B-17 Aluminum Overcast
B-17 Aluminum Overcast

398th Site

  1. What's New! - click here to see the latest updates to the site
  2. What's New, Recent Archive
  3. How to Search for Veterans and Other Information on the 398th Site
  4. 398th Web Site Statistics
  5. Volunteers Needed
  6. The Web Page Volunteers
  7. 398th Webmaster



Opening times for the Nuthampstead Airfield Museum are as follows:
April through October, every second and last Sunday of the month. 10 am to 4 pm

As of October 30, 2023 the museum will be closed for the Winter and will re-open in April 2024.


By appointment. Please call 07535 990538 at least 48 hours prior to your visit and the volunteers of the museum will endeavor to open it for you.


Talks benefiting the Nuthampstead Airfield Museum
are held at
The Woodman Inn, Nuthampstead, near Royston, Herts SG8 8NB

Link to The Woodman Inn's website

Arrive 7:30pm for 8:00pm prompt start.
£7.50 suggested donation - refreshments will be available to purchase from the bar.
Everyone is welcome!!


Please check back for updates.

Please take a moment to browse our 398th BGMA PX! In addition to our wide selection of merchandise, you might also consider a 2024 398th BGMA membership gift for your family and friends. Membership is still only $20.00 per year per person. Lifetime membership is $100.00 per person. All memberships include receiving our excellent quarterly newsletter, the FLAK NEWS.

Reunions and Tours

  1. Annual Reunions and Tours

    Our 40th 398th BGMA Stateside reunion will be held in
    BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN - June 19 - 23, 2024.

    The hotel will be the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Brookfield Conference Center
    265 S Moorland Rd, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005.
    It is only one hour away from the EAA Museum, which is currently housing the Aluminum Overcast, the EAA's vintage B-17 painted in the 398th's colors!

    The following link will take you to hotel reservation information and instructions, the 398th BGMA's Official Registration Form and Program Schedule: Click Here.

    Other than the scheduled Friday day trip to Oshkosh, daily tours will be on your own but suggestions for things to see and do in the area will be provided.

    If you have questions regarding the 398th BGMA 2024 reunion in Brookfield, WI, please contact Ken Howard our 398th Reunion Coordinator.

    • 50th Annual 8th AFHS Reunion: New Orleans, Louisiana. - September 25 - 29, 2024
      Hosted by the 8th Air Force Historical Society
      Hotel Reservation Information, Registration Instructions and Registration Form, Program Schedule and Tour Descriptions will be available at this link at a later date: Click here.

    The next UK Tour to Station 131 will be May 25 - 27, 2024

    The hotel will be the Hilton Cambridge City Centre, 20 Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3DT.
    It is centrally located in Cambridge with many restaurants, pubs and attractions within walking distance.

    The following link will take you to hotel information, including a reservation link, the 2024 UK Tour Registration Form and itinerary: Click Here.

Information for Members

  1. 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association
  2. Official Board
  3. Dues and Contributions
  4. Prospective Member Information
  5. Nuthampstead Airfield Museum News
  6. The Nuthampstead Airfield Museum Website

398th PX

  1. 398th PX - Revised September 2023 - NEW ITEMS!!
  2. New order form


  1. Flak News - Complete Issues 1986-2016. Searchable PDF's
  2. Flak News Articles
  3. Remembrances Articles
  4. Friends of the 398th

Personal Remembrances

  1. 398th Veteran's WWII Personal Histories
  2. 398th Timeless Voices Interviews
  3. Other 398th Personal History on the Web

Mission Information

  1. 398th Missions and Descriptions
  2. 398th Mission Info Index
  3. 398th Combat Diaries


  1. 398th AAF Portrait Photos
  2. 398th Identified Crew Photos
  3. 398th Unidentified Crew Photos (input requested)
  4. 398th Reunion and Tour Photo Collection
  5. 398th Photo Collections


  1. Brief History of the 398th
  2. Chapters in the 398th Experience
  3. 398th Group and Squadron Information
  4. 398th History Index - Full listing

Key Lists

  1. 398th Original Crews from Rapid City
  2. 398th Missing Air Crew Reports
  3. 398th Killed in Action
  4. 398th POWs
  5. 398th Monuments
  6. 398th Individual Awards
  7. 398th Aircraft Histories Lists
  8. Additional 398th Key Lists


  1. Links to Other Web Sites
  2. Identifying 398th B-17s
  3. 398th Combat Formations
  4. 398th Focused Books, CD's & Videos - A new book,The B-17 Tomahawk Warrior: A WWII Final Honor by David Huntley added February 2024
  5. Additional 398th Research Information
  6. FAQ's about Army Air Force Terms in WWII
  7. Identification Help Is Needed!