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Richard F Adam




  • Jerome Abrams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 31 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31125. Prisoner of War (POW). PH/ POW

  • Lawrence Dargan

    Military | First Lieutenant | 447th Bomb Group

  • Charles Hash

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    33 missions DFC/ Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • James Howell

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Jim flew 35 missions in a B-17 (including 2 on D-Day) Awarded the DFC, Air Medal with 4 clusters and 3 battle stars in the European Theatre, and in 2015 the French Legion of Honor.

  • Claude Powers

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Raimondi

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | B-17 RO | 447th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Sorafine

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • Eugene Steber

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102658 Blanco Diablo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/45/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 6/12/44 with Howard DeMallie, Chas Olson, Don Holmes, Howard Derp, Lowell Strain, Henry Rutkowski, Loel Bishop (7...


  • 421

    18 June 1944

Associated Place

  • 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...

  • St Nicholas, Rattlesden

    Other location

  • Rattlesden Gliding Club

    Other location


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Date Contributor Update
01 December 2020 18:11:44 pamccolgan Changes to role, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

447th Bomb group History

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:32 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster as of 01 August 1945