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Unidentified Crew photo, believed to be another image of the Henningsen Crew 710 Squadron: Doyle Shields, RObert Manuel, Jerry Roth
Eldon Henningsen, Eugene Wulfe, William Holloman, Harry Long, Lee Plant, Otis Lumpkin, John Kates

Connections

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...

  • 710th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Eldon Henningsen

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    On 8/25/44 'Big Shorty' a B-17G was shot down. Captain Eldon Henningsen was the pilot. They were shot down while attacking Peenemünde during WWII. They lost three engines to 88 flak. With Capt. Henningsen quick thinking he nosed dived to put the fires...

  • William Holloman

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    8/25/44 plane 'Big Shorty' shot down. Pilot nursed it back to 30mi from Holland where they went down in North Sea. All crew was rescued by RAF Shot down first two missions, Aug. 16, 1944 (lost two engines), Aug 25, 1944 (lost three engines) 2nd shoot...

  • John Kates

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    One 8/25/44 plane 'Big Shorty' was shot down and made it back to 30mi from Holland where it ditched in North Sea. All crew rescued by RAF

  • Harry Long

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    8/25/44 plane 'Big Shorty' shot down. Pilot made it back to 30mi from Holland and ditched in North Sea. All crew rescued by RAF

  • Otis Lumpkin

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    One 8/25/44 plane 'Big Shorty' was shot down . Pilot nursed it back to 30 mi from Holland where they ditched in North Sea. All crew was rescued by RAF

  • Lee Plant

    Military

  • Doyle Shields

    Military | Lead navigator
    Doyle Shields ...

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...

  • Rattlesden Memorial

    Other location

  • St Nicholas, Rattlesden

    Other location

  • Rattlesden Gliding Club

    Other location

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2020 01:01:41 pamccolgan Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

447th Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2020 21:41:29 timothymotz Created entry with collection, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Timothy Motz, from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H) https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/41056

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