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People

  • Peter Ackerman

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Flew on the 'Barbara Jean'

  • Ernest Barnes

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunnery | 447th Bomb Group

  • Benjamin Goins

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunnery | 447th Bomb Group

  • Louis Iven

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group

  • Arvo Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Engineer/Gunnery | 447th Bomb Group

  • Peter Marcopulos

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • James Quigley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Reaves

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • William Tipper

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 709th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31225 SCHEHERAZADE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 15/10/43; Assigned 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; 126m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 4/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 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...

Missions

  • 384

    2 June 1944
    Operations on this day were specified for D minus 3 by the Overall Air Plan as modified by Headquarters A.E.A.F. All objectives were located in the Pas de Calais (Fortitude) area, the attacks having as their purpose deception of the enemy as to the...

  • 391

    4 June 1944

  • 8th Air Force Field Order 365

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

  • 8th Air Force Field Order 366

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

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...

  • Rattlesden Memorial

    Other location

  • St Nicholas, Rattlesden

    Other location

  • Rattlesden Gliding Club

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2021 00:44:30 pamccolgan Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

N. (n.d.). 447 Bomber Group Loading Lists. Retrieved 2021, from https://447bg.smugmug.com/LOADING-LISTS

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2021 00:39:14 pamccolgan Changes to mission associations
Sources

N. (n.d.). 447 Bomber Group Loading Lists. Retrieved 2021, from https://447bg.smugmug.com/LOADING-LISTS

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2021 00:27:33 pamccolgan Changes to role
Sources

222nd combat crew training school: Army air field Ardmore, Oklahoma. (1944). Baton Rouge, LA: Army and Navy Pub. of Louisiana.

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2021 15:58:15 pamccolgan Changes to person associations
Sources

447 Loading Lists

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2021 15:49:18 pamccolgan Changes to person associations
Sources

447 Bomb Group History

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2021 15:47:41 pamccolgan Changes to unit associations
Sources

447 Bomb Group History

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2021 15:45:26 pamccolgan Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

222 Combat Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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