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  • 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
  • 842nd Air Engineering Squadron

People

Aircraft

  • 43-37544 D-Day Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 2/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 15/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

Locations

  • 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 April 2021 22:29:40 pamccolgan Created entry with collection, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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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