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Memorial chapel for the 447th, St Nicholas, Rattlesden

Connections

Units

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 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
  • 709th Bomb Squadron
  • 710th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Leighty

    Military | Left Waist Gunner

  • Orlando Petrillo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    35 missions, 108 days DFC/ Air Medal w/ 7 Oak Leaf Cluster

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 19:33:48 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
photos taken 10 July 2013, Gary Atkins

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 19:33:48 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
photos taken 10 July 2013, Gary Atkins

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