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Francis Paul Lynam



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...

  • 710th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38450 Lucky Partners

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/44; Hunter 12/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned Soxo 4/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/12/45.

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...


Event Location Date
Lived in Atlantic, IA 50022, USA


Date Contributor Update
23 March 2018 14:36:51 general ira snapsorter Changes to events

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 26 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 14:27:06 LUCKY PARTNERS Changes to unit associations

Harold Kiena

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 13:54:06 LUCKY PARTNERS Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Harold Kiena