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710th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Based Rattlesden

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People

  • Willis Abramson

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Adams

    Military | Sergeant | 447th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Chester Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    11-Mar-44 Shot down by AA fire in B-17G 42-97484, 447BG/710BS while serving as Navigator. Aircraft crashed in the North Sea shore off Haamstede, Holland on a mission to Munster, Germany on 11 Mar 1944. Most aircrew landed on sandbank at low tide, but...

  • Richard Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed E of Saarbrucken, GR enroute to the target Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31431. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leonard Addis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4238164. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak enroute to Evereux a/f, FR on 6 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31145. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Francis Allen

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • Ivan Allen

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • Robert Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4231217. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Agostino Aloia

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102471

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG [IJ-B] Rattlesden 22/4/44; Missing in Action Chemnitz 11/9/44 with Leroy Hyder (KIA-chute failed, crashed through factory roof); Co-pilot: Harry Wood, Navigator: Jim...

  • 42-102604 Mac's High Hats

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 13/4/44; Presque Is 19/5/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/4/44; force landed continent 10/1/45; Salvaged 11/1/45.

  • 42-102651

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/5/44; Missing in Action Munich 11/7/44 with Herb Altman, Co-pilot: Leebert McFarland, Navigator: Frank Hocking, Bombardier: Jim Davidson, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-102668 Cock O' The Sky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 11/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 4/5/44; 120m, Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-107021

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 31/1/44; Kearney 5/2/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG [IJ-L] Rattlesden 3/3/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Joe Thornbury, Co-pilot: Albt Cowey, Navigator: Dominick Padula, Bombardier: George Filush, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-107025 Little Chum

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 31/1/44; Grenier 5/3/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/3/44; 710BS; crash landed base with Harry Jennings 29/1/45; Salvaged 1/2/45.

  • 42-107038

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 9/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 22/3/44 with Ed Stull, Co-pilot: Sam Showalter, Navigator: Harry Grace, Bombardier: John Taylor, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Geis,...

  • 42-107052 Paper Doll II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 7/2/44; Grenier 3/3/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 10/3/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 29/5/44 with Bert Moran, Co-pilot: John Higgs, Navigator: Rudi Jacob, Bombardier: Ray Maguire, Radio Operator: Bill Mitchell (5 Killed in Action)...

  • 42-107072

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 12/2/44; Kearney 25/2/44; Grenier 4/4/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Capt Ken Johnson, Co-pilot: Bill Phelps, Navigator: Harman Chapman, Bombardier: Bob Bloom, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-107197

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 11/4/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 27/4/44 with Capt Ashley Guynn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Thomas,Tail gunner: Ernie Hernandez (3 Killed in...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:47:28 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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