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Headquarters (447th Bomb Group)

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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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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Rattlesden

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People

  • Thomas Eastman

    Military | Pilot

  • David Irvin, Jr.

    Military | Bombardier

  • James McColgan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    He was the third of 9 siblings: Joseph, Mary, August, Andrew, John, Patrick, Patricia, and Timothy. Jimmy went to Mount Saint Josephs School and City College of Baltimore, joining the Maryland National Guard as an ROTC member in the 1930’s. At the...

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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