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A bomber crew of the 447th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress at Rattlesden, February 1944.

Standing L-R:
Lt Irving Danzig
Lt Ellis B. Colvin
Lt Clarence Aaberg
Lt Thomas F. Moriarty
S/Sgt Richard Pitt
Kneeling L-R:
Sgt W.F. Powell
Sgt C. Lamb
Sgt F. DuHadway
Sgt G.S. Foster
S/Sgt W.D. Ernst

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...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clarence Aaberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Clarence Aaberg was Killed on Mission (KOM) on 25 Feb 1944 while flying as the pilot of B-17G-15-DL 42-37855 "Rosemary III" flown by 2nd Lt Clarence A Aaberg, on his third mission, and his crew of 711st BS, lost #3 engine went out 10 minutes after...

  • Ellis Colvin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    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.

  • Irving Danzig

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    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.

  • Fernand DuHadway

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Thomas Moriarty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew first mission 4 Feb 1944. 30 missions on 2 June 1944. Flew in 'Journey's End' and 'Mr Terrific'. 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.

  • 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.

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
06 November 2014 16:52:31 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Found at 447BG.com

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