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42-102604

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.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 710th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • 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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 16:39:17 LUCKY PARTNERS Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Harold Kiena

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 15:20:45 LUCKY PARTNERS Changes to nicknames, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Harold Kiena

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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