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Roland Mitchell crew, 447th Bomb Group, 711th Squadron. Photograph taken at Rattlesden, England, June 1944. Standing, L-R: Sgt. Wilmer Dale Menzel, Lt. Roland Mitchell, Lt. Roderick Moe, Lt. James Liakos (?), Lt. William McRoberts, Sgt. John (Jack) Heath; Kneeling, L-R: Sgt. Eric Holmes, Sgt. Dale Stillwell, Sgt. Reynolds Perez.
Note that a different man is identified as James Liakos in the crew photo of the Hanks crew of the 708th Squadron on 447bg.com; there is only one James Liakos listed in the 447th roster at tyhe back of the Pictorial History

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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...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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
13 June 2020 20:39:08 timothymotz Changes to collection and caption
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Timothy Motz

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2020 22:33:26 timothymotz Changes to caption
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Timothy Motz

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2020 22:23:24 timothymotz Changes to caption and person associations
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Timothy Motz, from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H) https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/41056; identifications from 447bg.com

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2020 22:04:58 timothymotz Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Timothy Motz, from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H) https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/41056; identifications from 447bg.com

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