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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.



  • 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...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron


  • 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.


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Delivered Tulsa, OK, USA 9 February 1944
Assigned Rattlesden, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30, UK 7 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
20 May 2022 19:56:13 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2017 02:48:36 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations and media associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 226

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 08:14:58 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log