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447th Bomb Group Unit History, complete copy

Resembling a college yearbook, unit histories were an unofficial- and often tongue-in-cheek- record of the unit's time based in the UK. They include photo montages showing different aspects of base life. Often the servicemen in the photos are unnamed. The American Air Museum hopes that be adding unit histories to the website, the men in the photos will be identified and associated to their person entries. Many included lists of personnel and a mailing address, providing a means for servicemen to keep in contact with each other after the war. These lists are now incredibly useful records of US airmen in England in 1945 called their home.

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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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2019 17:18:44 Emily Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations
Sources

An original copy of the 447th Bomb Group's unit history from IWM's Roger Freeman Collection, printed c1945

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