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Woodrow M Avent

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  • Clarence Elder

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer, 710 Squadron | 447th Bomb Group
    Col. Elder was the original C.O. of the 710th Bombardment Squadron and was well liked by all the men of Red Squadron. Born in 1915, He was from McMinneville, Oregon, and attended Linfield college before going to the United States Military Academy,...

  • Walter Kolodziejczyk

    Military | Captain | Squadron Navigator | 447th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Lewandowski

    Military | Captain | Ass't Group Communications Officer | 447th Bomb Group

  • Carl Palmer

    Military | Captain | Group Turrets Officer | 447th Bomb Group

  • George Wharton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 710 Medic NCO | 447th Bomb Group
    From the 447th supplement: SSgt Wharton was born in 1923 and before entering the service on March 18th, 1943, he served as an apprentice embalmer to his father , who was an undertaker. After being inducted at Camp Dodge, Iowa, he was sent to Kearns,...

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...

  • 710th Bomb Squadron
  • Headquarters (447th Bomb Group)

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
13 April 2021 13:49:22 pamccolgan Changes to role
Sources

Surridge, E. K., & Dooley, E. C. (1947). Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H), including the 710th Squadrone History. LA: Army Navy Publishing.

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2021 13:48:48 pamccolgan Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Surridge, E. K., & Dooley, E. C. (1947). Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H), including the 710th Squadrone History. LA: Army Navy Publishing.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:29:00 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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