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Beckwith crew; 447th bomb group, 709th squadron. Photo taken at Drew Field, Florida, undated. Standing, L-R: Charles A. Byers, jr., Louis Eugene Dupre, Orlo G. Bergstrom (?), Robert E. Miller, Albert A. Hajovsky; Kneeling, L-R: Lt. Robert S. Parker, Lt. Lamar R. Beckwith, Lt. Leonard F. Hall, Lt. Don W. Clark

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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...

  • 709th Bomb 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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Date Contributor Update
21 April 2021 22:12:15 timothymotz Changes to caption and person associations
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Timothy Motz, from 447bg.com

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2021 21:58:29 timothymotz Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Timothy Motz, from 447bg.com

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