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Thomas K Brown




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...

  • 710th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37821 Red Hot Mama

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/6/44; 710BG. Missing in Action Berlin 6 October 1944 with Pilot Vladimir A. Mateyka, Co-Pilot Keith W. Mc Call, Navigator Louis Sobolof, Bombardier Virgil W...

  • 43-37869 'Blond Bomber’

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 9/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 29/6/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 25/11/44 with Harry Blair, John Bante, Valentine Williams, Leo Wolfe, Jack Peterson, Ed Todd (6 Prisoner of War); Chas...


  • 458

    7 July 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...

  • Rattlesden Memorial

    Other location

  • St Nicholas, Rattlesden

    Other location

  • Rattlesden Gliding Club

    Other location


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Date Contributor Update
15 October 2020 16:54:34 pamccolgan Changes to aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2020 15:32:16 pamccolgan Changes to person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:02 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