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Richard Pitt Jr Diary
Mission one and two include Aaberg



  • 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...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron


  • Clarence Aaberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Clarence Aaberg was on his 3rd mission, and pilot of B-17 42-37855 on return from a mission to Regensburg, Germany on 25 February 1944. The Fortress had lost #3 engine 10 minutes after target. The crew saw a lot of German fighters around, a few...

  • Richard Pitt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Bailed out before B-17G #42-37855 'Mr Terrific' crashed N of Tonbridge, Kent upon returning from the target of Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944. RTD.


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