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S/Sgt. Jack Flynn with Lt. Ray Buthe and Lt Marvin Brawer in the background with parachutes.



  • 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...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron


  • Marvin Brawer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Raymond Buthe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 30-Nov-44 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • John Flynn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down the 30th of November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Prisoner of War (POW). ...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
24 May 2020 15:08:10 Richard412 Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations

Source: Richard Frohm (S/Sgt. Jack Flynn)