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.
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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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...