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  • George Cornell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Flew 29 missions on 'Fuddy Duddy'

  • Leonard Ericson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Flew 29 Missions on 'Fuddy-Duddy'

  • Mark Golden

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Ohlum on 6/18/44 in B-17 #43-37714, Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Carl Herdic

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Flew 29 Missions in Fuddy Duddy

  • Raymond Kravick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group
    Flew 29 missions on 'Fuddy Duddy'

  • Joseph Lomiglio

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 447th Bomb Group

  • Alvin Long

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Ohlum on 6/18/44 in B-17 #4337714 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • James McColgan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    Lt. James A. McColgan was the third of 9 siblings: Joseph, Mary, August, Andrew, John, Patrick, Patricia, and Timothy. Jimmy went to Mount Saint Josephs School then the City College of Baltimore, joining the Maryland National Guard in 1935 while in HS...

  • James Walton-Black

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 447th Bomb Group

  • James Waltonblack

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Ohlum on 6/18/44 in B-17 #4337714 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

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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...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97400 Fuddy Duddy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 12/3/44 (LT Edward H. Grossheim crew, as "Little Stinker"); Dow Fd 5/4/44 (LT Edward H. Grossheim crew, as "Little Stinker"); Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/4/44 (renamed "Fuddy Duddy"); Missing in Action Misburg...

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2021 00:25:16 pamccolgan Changes to person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

447 Bomb Group History

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2021 00:19:57 pamccolgan Changes to media associations
Sources

447 Bomb Group History

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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