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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Tulsa 7/2/44; Grenier 3/3/44; Assigned 710BS / 447BG Rattlesden 22/3/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 29/5/44 with Bert Moran, Co-pilot: John Higgs, Navigator: Rudi Jacob, Bombardier: Ray Maguire, Radio Operator: Bill Mitchell (5 Killed in...
29 May 1944
Mission #2. The target was an aircraft assembly plant. Flak was exceedingly heavy. We were in the air 7-1/2 hours.