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The Aircraft Status Board of the 3rd Bomb Division repair section, of which the 447th Bomb Group was a part. This board contained the details of all aircraft of all 3rd Bomb Division Bomb Groups being repaired by the workshops. Passed for publication 10 Mar 1944. Printed caption on reverse: 'First Aid For Fortress Casualties. MB/Hess. Photo Shows:- The Aircraft Status Board in the control office. This board shows location and condition of all Fortresses under repair in the division. Fox Photos: 10th March, 1944. 18.' Censor no: 310614. On reverse: Fox Photos, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming near the close of 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces connected with a...
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection