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42-37866

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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...

People

  • Warren Donahue

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4237866. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-37866

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/9/43;Harvard 17/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-D] Rattlesden 19/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Warren Donahue, Co-pilot: Melvin McArdie, Navigator: Hugh Simms, Bombardier: Bill Gaillard, Flight engineer/top turret...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2015 19:27:23 Yorkshireman Changes to person associations
Sources

Francis B. Froah Family

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2015 19:25:16 Yorkshireman Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Francis B. Froah Family

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