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  • Milton Brislin

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Group Headquarters-Supply Officer 708 Squadron | 447th Bomb Group

  • Harald Lund

    Military | Major | Executive Officer, 708 Squadron | 447th Bomb Group
    Major Lund was a 20+ year member of the Army Air Corps, and than later the United States Air Force. His primary duty for the 447th was as Executive officer of the 708 Squadron, and in this role participated in many missions. He also served with the...

  • Frank Newman

    Military | Major | Commanding Officer, 708 Squadron | 447th Bomb Group

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
  • Headquarters (447th Bomb Group)

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


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
21 October 2020 18:56:31 pamccolgan Changes to person associations, unit associations and place associations

447th Bomb group

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2020 02:03:14 timothymotz Changes to highest rank

Timothy Motz, from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:58 AAM AAM ingest

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