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Wendell F Watson

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  • John Ruppert

    Military | Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    John had entered the Aviation Cadet programme in July 1943 but due to a surplus of pilots opted to train as a gunner. He joined the group at Rattlesden where he flew on 13 missions; on the last they made a forced landing on an old Luftwaffe airfield in...

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  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

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    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...

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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

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