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Robert F Lane


31 missions, all memorable. Participated in the 2000 plane bombing of Berlin on 21 June 44. The largest to date. The delivery of guns and ammo to the Marquis on 25 June and again 9 Sep 44

DFC, AM w/3Oak Leaf Cluster



  • Robert Frier

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 447th Bomb Group

  • Louie Fugazi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Gera in B-17 #4297634

  • Robert Goldsmith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    Completed 35 missions in 85 days.

  • James Major

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Scott

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • Paul Wingeier

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Paul Weingeier was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and grew up in Los Angelas. Sgt Weingeier (1924-1988) was a Waist Gunner on the Gunn crew in the 447th, 711 BS. He also served in Korea and Vietnam, before retiring from the Army. He is buried in...

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • 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


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois 1 January 1924


Date Contributor Update
07 November 2020 16:44:44 pamccolgan Changes to person associations, place associations and media associations

222nd Combat Crew Training, Ardmore Oklahoma

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:25 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster, Enlisted Men, as of 01 August 1945/self