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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 7/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; taxi accident 21/2/45, Salvaged.



  • 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...

  • 710th Bomb Squadron


  • Abel Dahlgran

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group

  • Russell Hatchett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Russell T. Hatchett “Tom” Ball Turret Gunner ...

  • Marcel Lefebrve

    Military | Captain | 447th Bomb Group

  • Louis Rogers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    LA Rogers began his service in Britain with the 711th Bomb Squadron/447th Bomb Group and then transferred to the 653rd Bomb Squadron (L) (Weather Reconnaissance)/25th Bomb Group (Reconnaissance). Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 748

    12 December 1944


  • 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...


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Date Contributor Update
16 August 2019 13:28:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations, person associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:15 AAM AAM ingest

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