Military | Major | 447th Bomb Group
Lt Barnette was the chief supply officer for the 709th squadron. Supply officers were tasked with making sure resources for the group made it to Rattlesden. Lt. Barnette was born in Iowa 1917, died in 1969 while working as a journalist in Western New York.
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...
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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447th Bomb Group
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster as of 01 August 1945