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711th Bomb Squadron

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  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

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    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

  • Clarence Aaberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Clarence Aaberg was on his 3rd mission, and pilot of B-17 #42-37855 on return from a mission to Regensburg, Germany on 25 February 1944. The Fortress had lost #3 engine 10 minutes after target. The crew saw a lot of German fighters around, a few...

  • Jerome Abrams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 31 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31125. Prisoner of War (POW). PH/ POW

  • Louis Achuff

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Lochmuhle on 9 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-6581

  • Wayne Akers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Quakenbruck, GR for unknown reasons on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31096. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Wilbur Allen

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Gera in B-17 #42-97634, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Lost three engines on the return from a mission to Berlin that was recalled and crash landed near Friston, Sussex on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31155. RTD. Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-17 #4237842. Prisoner of War (POW). Completed 17 missions. POW

  • Vernon Arnold

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 42-102421. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-17 #42-37842, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Bauer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group
    Lost three engines on the return from a mission to Berlin that was recalled and crash landed near Friston, Sussex on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31155. RTD. Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-17 #4237842. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Theodore Bauer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    Completed 35missions, member of Classon's crew

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Aircraft

  • 42-102395

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Gr Island 15/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 8/4/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Tom Mandrell, Co-pilot: Bill Popovich, Navigator: Don McDougall, Bombardier: Okley Wheeler{Wounded in Action},...

  • 42-102441 'TNT KATIE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/44; Gr Island 13/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 8/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 7/10/44 with Bob Harwood, Jim Kelley, Karl Wendell, Russell Tolle, Sam Manipella, Dick Roberts, Ron Fleming (7 Prisoner of...

  • 42-102638

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/4/44; Missing in Action Osnabruck 13/5/44 with Ray McClintock, Navigator: Stan Gillman, Bombardier: Walt Trotter, Radio Operator: Ben Little, Ball 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.

  • 42-107060

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 9/2/44; Hunter 17/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/3/44; crash landed non op flight 3/12/44; Salvaged.

  • 42-107219

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG [IR-Q] Rattlesden 3/5/44; instrument test flight to Gt Ashfield 1/8/44 with Louis Phillips, Co-pilot: Rich Hill, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Jamieson, Flight...

  • 42-31088 Heaven Can Wait

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Scott 25/9/43; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; crashed on take off for mission 12/4/44 with Pilot: Philip King, Co-pilot: John Dillon, Navigator: Clarence V. Anderson, Bombardier: John Pruner, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-31096 Squirmin Squaw

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 4/10/43; Assigned 94BG Rougham 29/11/43; transferred 711BS/447BG Rattlesden /44; Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with John Jellison, Co-pilot: Billy Collins, Navigator: Don Clausen, Bombardier: Ed Bracken, Flight...

  • 42-31124 Rough House, Lady Lilian

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 23/9/43; Harvard 11/10/43; Assigned 711BS/447BG [IR-N] Rattlesden 19/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Bill Davidson, Co-pilot: Clarry Fishburn, Navigator: John Coulson, Bombardier: Alan Brady, Radio Operator: Chas Buran,...

  • 42-31125

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 23/9/43; Harvard 10/10/43; Assigned 711BS/447BG [IR-J] Rattlesden 19/11/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 31/12/43 with Milton Moore, Navigator: Jerome Abrams, Bombardier: Dave Botello, Radio Operator: John Reagan, Ball turret gunner: Dan...

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19 May 2020 09:56:32 general ira snapsorter Created entry with type, category, name, air forces, aircraft types, unit encompassing associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Recreated from information in test database following accidental deletion.
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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