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Fred A Gunn

Military

Service

People

  • Robert Bassham

    Military | First Lieutenant | 447th Bomb Group

  • 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

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107219

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG [IR-Q] Rattlesden 3/5/44; instrument test flight to Gt Ashfield 1/8/44 with Louis Phillips, Co-pilot: Rich Hill, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Jamieson, Flight...

  • 42-97392

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 11/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-97804

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 1/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 12/11/45.

  • 44-6016 TNT Katie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 4/4/44; Hunter 15/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 486BG Sudbury 4/5/44; no-ops transferred 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 5/5/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 15/3/45 with Henry Chandler, Dave Skalka, Sid Murachver (3 Prisoner of War); Elmer...

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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

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2020 17:03:38 pamccolgan Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

222nd Combat Crew Training, Ardmore Oklahoma

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2020 16:37:17 pamccolgan Changes to person associations
Sources

222nd Combat Crew Training, Ardmore Oklahoma

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2020 16:35:37 pamccolgan Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

222nd Combat Crew Training, Ardmore Oklahoma

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2019 13:19:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://447bg.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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