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Robert G H Cordell


Killed in Action (KIA) near Wenlngs in B-17 #4338473


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...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38473

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 8/9/44; (first aircraft fitted with Cheyenne turret); Missing in Action Kassel 30/12/44 with Bruce Bates, Herb Nachman, George Mixon, Bob Cordell, Jim Toler,...

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 Townson, Maryland, USA 1922
Enlisted Baltimore, MD, USA 9 February 1943
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 30 December 1944

Plot C Row 31 Grave 2


Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 11:03:17 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and place associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11240

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:30 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 11240 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database