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Some members of the 710 Squadron, part of the 447th Bomb Group. 12 of them signed the back of the photo and I did my best to connect those names with a face.

This is an image of the Communications Section for the 447th Bomb Group, 710 Bomb Squadron, 842 Air Engineering Squadron. These were the primary radio repairmen, radar specialists, Cryptology, and Communication experts. Captain Lewendowski was the section Commander, Ernest Schrock the NCO. It is likely this image was taken November 4th, 1943 at Harvard Nebraska AAFB



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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
  • 842nd Air Engineering Squadron


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  • 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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447 Bomb group

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447th Bomb Group

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Surridge, E. K., & Dooley, E. C. (1947). Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H), including the 710th Squadrone History. LA: Army Navy Publishing.

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05 March 2019 01:09:46 brianplummer Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Brian Plummer