Hi Jinx went down in Wissoux, France, and there is a monument there since crew chose to crash in a field and avoid destroying the church; Lt. Reed was the pilot We got up 2 to 3 hrs before take-off time to pre-flight the airmplane etc. Armarment, ordinence, radio people also checked out the plane. sometimes had to top off the gas tanks after preflight if it was a long mission. Sweat theplane out for 5 to 8 hours, guide theplane back to its position on the hardstand. Greet the crew! Then work 2 or 3 hours to 24 or 36 hours for the next 'max effort mission - rain- slnow or shine - But it Was Exciting!14043830
'In memory of all those men of the 447th Bomb Group Stationed at Rattlesden England who did not make it and to all those who did make it from September 1943 to July 1945'
Master Sergeant William B Rundisill.
Units served with
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 3/10/44; Hunter 7/11/44; Grenier 12/11/44; Assigned ? ; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45.
||Clover, South Carolina
||20 March 1921