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 Since April 2013
  2. What's New, Recent Archive
  3. Searching for Veterans on the 398th Site
  4. 398th Web Site Statistics
  5. Volunteers Needed
  6. The Web Page Volunteers
  7. 398th Webmaster

News....




ATTENTION ALL THOSE PLANNING A TRIP TO NUTHAMPSTEAD...

Opening times for the Nuthampstead Airfield Musuem are as follows:
May through September
Every second and last Sunday of the month. 10 am to 4 pm
OR
By appointment. Please call 01 638 718427 at least 24 hours prior to your visit and the museum will be opened for you.




Coming up!!

Our 33rd Annual Reunion will be held in NORFOLK, VA,
August 10 - August 13, 2016.

Return Registration Form to Ken Howard no later than JULY 1, 2016.
Deadline for hotel reservations is JULY 4, 2016.

Go to our Reunions and Tours section on the upper right side of this webpage to access complete details, tour itinerary and our downloadable registration form.



Please take a moment to browse our 398th BGMA PX! In addition to our wide selection of merchandise, you might also consider a 2016 398th BGMA membership gift for your family and friends. Membership is 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. Next Reunion: Norfolk, Virginia - August 10 - 13, 2016
  2. Click here for Norfolk Reunion details. Details are also available in the April 2016 Flak News.
  3. Annual Reunions and Tours: Our 2016 Biennial Tour 'Back to England Again' - was held May 27 - June 1, 2016. Click on this link for photos of the event! - New!

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. Nuthampstead Airfield Museum "Land Grab" Fundraiser - New!

398th PX

  1. 398th PX - New Items as of August 2015!
  2. New order form

Articles

  1. Flak News Articles
  2. Remembrances Articles
  3. 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

Photos

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

History

  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

Research

  1. Links to Other Web Sites
  2. Identifying 398th B-17s
  3. 398th Combat Formations
  4. FAQ's about Army Air Force Terms in WWII
  5. Additional 398th Research Information
  6. Identification Help Is Needed!