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Believed to be the Hight Crew NCO's Art Richards, Art Kirch, James Antipas, Al Norton, Norman Fohrib

Connections

Units

  • 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...

  • 710th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Antipas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner; Waist Gunner
    24 missions, 12 as lead crew, one of which was to Berlin. Shot down on 2 November. Crash landed in Belgium, got back to base one week later. Suffered frost bite on both feet. Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon/ Good Conduct Medal

  • Norman Frohib

    Military

  • James Hight

    Military | Captain

  • Arthur Kirch

    Military

  • Alvin Norton

    Military

  • Arthur Richards

    Military

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...

  • Rattlesden Memorial

    Other location

  • St Nicholas, Rattlesden

    Other location

  • Rattlesden Gliding Club

    Other location

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2021 20:20:27 pamccolgan Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

447 Bomb Group History

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2020 21:41:38 timothymotz Created entry with collection, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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

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