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Herried Crew (708)
Front Row L-R: Lew Stuart (B), Kenneth Bowie (CP), Warren Herried (P), and Frank Corcoran (N)
Back Row L-R: Houston Bagwell (FE), Ralph Dattolo (RO), Bill Giffard (TG)
Plane is one of the Stormy Weather's, there were 3 that were named that way in the group



  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb 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...

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  • 42-37902

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/10/43; Gr Island 27/10/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 8/11/43 as HELL’S BELLS; Missing in Action Oranieburg (20m) 18/4/44 with Jack Harrison, Co-pilot: Gene Pettinelli, Navigator: Bob Adler, Bombardier: Vic Guthrie,...


  • 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


Date Contributor Update
13 January 2021 22:19:09 pamccolgan Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

447 Bomb Group history

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2020 01:06:22 pamccolgan Changes to caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

447 Bomber Group History

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2020 21:45:59 timothymotz Created entry with collection, unit associations and place associations

Timothy Motz, from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H)