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43-38725

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/9/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Ray Buthe, Chas Norris, Marvin Brawer, Tony DeMarco, Chas Agantovich, Ralph Corning (6 Killed in Action); Curtis Chapman, John Flynn, John Lafferty (3 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Leipzig, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11149.

Service

Units

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Agantovich

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marvin Brawer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Buthe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Curtis Chapman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Mission: Lumkendorf Oil Refinery, Merseburg, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany. POW

  • Ralph Corning

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Anthony De Marco

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Flynn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down the 30th of November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • John Lafferty

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Norris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Killed in Action (KIA).

Places

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 30 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2020 18:09:23 Richard412 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Updated 23/05/2020

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2018 19:59:34 Richard412 Changes to media associations
Sources

Denise "Flynn" Frohm - Johns daughter

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2018 19:57:46 Richard412 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Denise "Flynn" Frohm - Johns daughter

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11149 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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