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Dugald G Leitch

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Service

People

  • Joseph Calisprone

    Military | First Lieutenant | 447th Bomb Group

  • Wilfred Corey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group

  • Wilfred Corey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunnery, Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Genthim on 6/29/44 in B-17 #42102652 POW

  • Collin Gerrells

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group

  • Collin Gerrells

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Genthim on 6/29/44 in B-17 #42102652 POW

  • Everett Huso

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group

  • Everett Huso

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Genthim on 6/29/44 in B-17 #42102652

  • Robert Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Genthim in B-17 42-102652 on 6/29/44 POW

  • Dugald Leitch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group

  • Dugald Leitch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Genthim on 6/29/44 in B-17 #42102652 POW

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Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 42-102652

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-Q] Rattlesden 30/4/44; Missing in Action Bohlen 29/6/44 with Dugald Leitch, Co-pilot: Bob Johnson, Navigator: Colin Gerrells, Bombardier: Walt Woodmansee, Flight...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force

    2 June 1944

  • 388

    3 June 1944

  • 391

    4 June 1944

  • 392

    5 June 1944

  • 396

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

  • 397

    7 June 1944

  • 400

    8 June 1944
    Mission #7 - Bombed the railway yards in Tours, France. Long ride (7 hours).

  • 405

    11 June 1944
    Flew a sortie flight to the French Coast at 24,000 feet. 8th Combat Flight. No flak.

  • 407

    12 June 1944
    Willie Hussong got his arm caught in the door of the lower ball turret. Palmer and Rollinger pried him out with a gun barrel. Bombed an airfield. Hussong hospitalized.

  • 421

    18 June 1944

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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

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2021 17:07:08 pamccolgan Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

447 Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2021 15:50:12 pamccolgan Changes to person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

447 Bomb Group History

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6729 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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