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Robert M Goldsmith


Completed 35 missions in 85 days.



  • Louie Fugazi

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

  • Fred Gunn

    Military | Captain | 447th Bomb Group

  • Robert Lane

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group
    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

  • James Major

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

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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 Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Buried Ladysmith, Wisconsin


Date Contributor Update
07 November 2020 16:39:45 pamccolgan Changes to place associations

222nd Combat Crew Training, Ardmore Oklahoma

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:53 AAM AAM ingest

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