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  • Russell Hatchett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Russell T. Hatchett “Tom” Ball Turret Gunner ...

  • Robert Stevenson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Stevenson was an original member of the 447th Bomb Group, and gave his name to the B-17 'Old Scrapiron' after becoming involved in a bar fight during training. He was killed during a combat orientation flight on 29 April 1944 with Elmer D. Johnson's...

Units served with

  • 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...


  • 42-97572

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Dalhart 16/1/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 2/3/44; transferred 711BS/447BG [IR-C] Rattlesden 3/3/44; mid-air collision with 44-83279 (447BG) with Bob Chowning 22/3/44, force landed 20 miles NW base; Salvaged...

  • 42-97819

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; taxi accident 21/2/45, Salvaged.

Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Riverton, Iowa


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster as of 01 August 1945