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Connections

Units

  • 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

  • John Hirschman

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Airplane Mechanic

  • William Safko

    Military

  • Paul Shipton

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Crew Chief

  • Louis Takacs

    Military | First Sergeant (1st Grade) | Orderly Room 1st Sargent, 710 Bomb Squadron
    First SGT , Louis A Takacs was the son of Mr and Mrs A Takacs, born 1920. On March 21st, 1941 Sgt Takacs enlisted in the Air Corps, and went to Scott Field for his basic training and also for assignment. He was assigned to the Orderly room as clerk...

  • Vincent Tomaszewski

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Airplane Mechanic

  • John Ziolkowski

    Military

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
22 April 2021 15:14:02 pamccolgan Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person 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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