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Edward W Bennett - 708th BS, 447th BG, 8th AF - Rattlesden UK



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb 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


  • Edward Bennett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed into North Sea in B-17 Due Back #42102632


  • 42-102632 Due Back

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 1/4/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-B] Rattlesden 22/4/44; Missing in Action Ausum A/Fd, Ger 27/8/44 with Hugh Bowers, Co-pilot: Jim Doster, Navigator: George Pasvanis, Bombardier: Leonard Moore, Flight...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
14 April 2015 09:23:46 Lucy May Changes to unit associations

Adjusted connections from '47th Bomb Group' to '447th Bomb Group' as per the caption.

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2015 17:01:09 noelark Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

MACR 8458 and Family of Edward Bennett