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S/Sgt. Edward W Patterson, Right Waist Gunner on B17 4231157 447th Bomb Group, plane shot down by flak near coast of occupied France. he became POW on February 13th 1944

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  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

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    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...

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  • Edward Patterson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Member of original crew of B-17G 'Scheherezade. ' Flew 7 combat missions and when she was damaged by flak on 7th mission, flew 8th mission on substitute B-17 ('Red Ass'). Shot down by flak near coast of occupied France. Whole crew bailed out and were...

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Date Contributor Update
03 December 2018 09:15:47 Michelbe Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

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