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447th Bomb Group, 711th Squadron. Photo taken at Rattlesden, England with an unknown crew



  • 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


  • 42-97296 Royal Flush

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; with Dexter Farnsworth force landed base 9/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 3/4/44; no ops, transferred 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; non operation taxi accident with ground crew 18/4/45...


  • 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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