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Hoffman Crew, Standing L-R: Herbert McNabb, Beverly Hoffman, John Wells, Melvin Ragsdale, Kneeling Front L-R: Earlie Presson, Harold Kiena, Robert Longwitz, Paul Lynam; NP William North

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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...

  • 710th 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
13 January 2021 20:25:37 pamccolgan Changes to caption, unit associations and person 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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