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"On 8 Feb. 1945, Co9l. Wrigglesworth, commanding the 447th Bombardment Group received appointment from Lt. Col. to Colonel. Colonel Burns of Hq. 4th Bombardment Wing is shown officiating at this occasion."

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Units

  • 4th Bomb Wing
  • 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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Locations

  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
14 June 2020 20:48:10 timothymotz Changes to collection
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Timothy Motz

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2020 23:05:13 timothymotz Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Timothy Motz, from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H)

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