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William J Wrigglesworth




  • Robert David

    Military | Colonel | Captain-Operations Officer, 447th Bomb Group | 447th Bomb Group
    Colonel David was the operations officer for the 447th. After the war he was assigned to military transport command, later serving in the Korean War. He later became Training commander of transport command, Washington D.C. and commander of the 415th...

  • Clarence Elder

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer | 447th Bomb Group
    Col. Elder was the original C.O. of the 710th Bombardment Squadron and was well liked by all the men of Red Squadron. Born in 1915, He was from McMinneville, Oregon, and attended Linfield college before going to the United States Military Academy,...

  • Harald Lund

    Military | Major | Executive Officer, 708 Squadron | 447th Bomb Group
    Major Lund was a 20+ year member of the Army Air Corps, and than later the United States Air Force. His primary duty for the 447th was as Executive officer of the 708 Squadron, and in this role participated in many missions. He also served with the...

  • Edward McRay

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commander, 711 Squadron | 447th Bomb Group

  • Frank Newman

    Military | Major | Commanding Officer, 708 Squadron | 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...


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:24 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