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  • 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


  • Lawrence Grider

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Engineering-Crew Chief


  • 42-102668 Cock O' The Sky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 11/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 4/5/44; 120m, Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...


Date Contributor Update
22 April 2021 13:38:51 pamccolgan Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

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