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Edward T Boisson

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  • Emil Cohen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Informed that he was possibly the youngest pilot in the 8th Air Force, confirmed that he was the youngest Jewish pilot

  • George Szewczyk

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    During April 4, 1945 over Kiel Germany the crews plane the Bit-O-Lace was shot up by flak over the target. Bombs had become lodged in the bomb bay and could not be released electrically or mechanically. The bombs needed to be dropped to safely return...

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  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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