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8th Air Force mission 283; March 28, 1944; Chartres. 447th Bomb Group strike photo. Caption in the 447th BG Pictorial History: "Note that Chartres Cathedral, famous Gothic architectural masterpiece located only 1200 yards from target, is untouched by precision bombing. (Cathedral indicated by arrow.)"

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  • 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...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 283

    28 March 1944
    A force of 450 heavy bombers from all three Air Divisions is despatched to bomb the German E-Boat pens at Ijmuiden, Holland and German airfields in France. Mission Summary follows: ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2020 21:31:16 timothymotz Changes to caption and mission associations
Sources

Timothy Motz, from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H) https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/41056

Date Contributor Update
21 June 2020 17:40:22 timothymotz Created entry with collection and unit associations
Sources

Timothy Motz, from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H) https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/41056

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