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The insignia of the 711th Bomb Squadron, 447th Bomb Group.



  • 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...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron


  • Clarence Aaberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Clarence Aaberg was on his 3rd mission, and pilot of B-17 #42-37855 on return from a mission to Regensburg, Germany on 25 February 1944. The Fortress had lost #3 engine 10 minutes after target. The crew saw a lot of German fighters around, a few...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:40 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection