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Louis Phillips crew. 447th Bomb Group, 711th Squadron. Photo taken at Rattlesden, England, undated. The crew consisted of Lt. Louis Phillips, Lt. Richard W. Hill, Lt. Horace C. Hurst, Lt. Ray V. McNall, S/Sgt. Tho9mas V. Jamieson, Sgt. James V. Gilliland, Sgt. Oscar L. Simard, Sgt. Rembert H. Woodridge, Sgt. Theodore S. Tkachuk. Individuals in photo cannot be identified.

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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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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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2020 21:20:14 timothymotz Changes to collection
Sources

from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H) https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/41056

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2020 21:36:06 timothymotz Changes to 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

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2020 21:31:20 timothymotz Created entry
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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