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James N Hendel




  • Ervin Aholt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator | 447th Bomb Group

  • Charles Bolin

    Military | First Lieutenant | 447th Bomb Group

  • Frank Kacinko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    30 missions over Germany from April to November 1944. Flew with engines shot out and plane on fire. Interviewed in Silent Heroes Among Us AM/ DFC

  • Glenn Kitchin

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • Robert Montgomery

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • Carl Oswald

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • William Thomas

    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...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31154 Shack Happy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 7/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/10/43; Missing in Action Merseburg 25/11/43 with Norman Wiggin, Ray Hansen, Phil Harper, Andy Bezak, Ken Reynolds, Marvin Olson, Chester Lambert (7 Killed in Action); Phil...


  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

  • 329

    30 April 1944

  • 332

    1 May 1944

  • 342A

    7 May 1944

  • 344

    8 May 1944

  • 347

    9 May 1944

  • 361

    22 May 1944
    From diary of Lt. David W. Leblanc: "Was up at four for a mission to Kiel, Germany. I went as first pilot and Rocky as my co-pilot. Every thing went along swell except at target. Flack was moderate but extremely accurate. Two ships in the lead squadron...

  • 364

    23 May 1944

  • 367

    24 May 1944

  • 388

    3 June 1944

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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


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 17:39:46 pamccolgan Changes to mission associations

447th Bomber Group

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 17:24:31 pamccolgan Changes to role

447th Bomber Group History

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 22:39:21 pamccolgan Changes to person associations

222nd Combat Crew Training School

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 21:49:55 pamccolgan Changes to unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

447th Bomber Group
222 Air Army Crew Training, Ardmore Oklahoma

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:46 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