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B-17 42-37866, of the 447th BG, landing
Discovered by Michael Annicaert of Belgium, these photographs were in a collection owned by S/Sgt. Berton E. Swift of the 708th BS.

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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...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37866

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/9/43;Harvard 17/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-D] Rattlesden 19/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Warren Donahue, Co-pilot: Melvin McArdie, Navigator: Hugh Simms, Bombardier: Bill Gaillard, Flight engineer/top turret...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2021 20:46:09 acbernstein1 Changes to caption
Sources

http://www.447bg.com/Mission%20Photographs.htm

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2021 20:39:09 acbernstein1 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.447bg.com/Mission%20Photographs.htm

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