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447th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-17
Group Emblem:
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Wing:4th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:3rd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:708th Bombardment Squadron
709th Bombardment Squadron
710th Bombardment Squadron
711th Bombardment Squadron
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Details:Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England in Nov 1943 and assigned to Eighth AF. Entered combat in Dec 1943 and operated chiefly as a strategic bombardment organization.

From Dec 1943 to May 1944, helped to prepare for the invasion of the Continent by attacking submarine pens, naval installations, and cities in Germany; ports and missile sites in France; and airfields and marshalling yards in France, Belgium, and Germany. During Big Week, 20-25 Feb 1944, took part in the intensive campaign of heavy bombers against the German aircraft industry.

Supported the invasion of Normandy in Jun 1944 by bombing airfields and other targets near the beachhead. Aided the breakthrough at St Lo in Jul and the effort to take Brest in Sep. Pounded enemy positions to assist the airborne invasion of Holland in Sep. Also dropped supplies to Free French forces during the summer of 1944. Turned to strategic targets in Germany in Oct 1944, placing emphasis on sources of oil production until mid-Dec.

2nd Lt Robert E Femoyer, navigator, won the Medal of Honor for action on 2 Nov 1944: while on a mission over Germany, his B-17 was damaged by flak and Femoyer was severely wounded by shell fragments; determined to navigate the plane out of danger and save the crew, he refused a sedative and, for more than two hours, directed the navigation of the bomber so effectively that it returned to base without further damage; Femoyer died shortly after being removed from the plane.

During the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, the group assaulted marshalling yards, railroad bridges, and communications centers in the combat zone. Then resumed operations against targets in Germany, attacking oil, transportation, communications, and other objectives until the war ended. During this period, also supported the airborne assault across the Rhine (Mar 1945). Returned to the US in Aug 1945. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Lt Col Robert D McDonald, 10 May 1943
  • Col Hunter Harris Jr, 23 May 1943
  • Col William Wrigglesworth, 25 Sep 1944
  • Lt Col Louis G Thorup, 31 Mar 1945;

Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Maurer, Maurer: USAF, 1986

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 51

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1December 24, 1943VIII BC 164Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
2December 30, 1943VIII BC 169Ludwigshafen port area
3December 31, 1943VIII BC 171Airfields in France1
4January 04, 19448AF BC 174Targets in Germany
5January 05, 19448AF FC FO 176Bordeaux/Merignac airfield1
6January 07, 19448AF BC 178I G Farben plant at Ludwigshafen, Germany
7January 11, 19448AF FC FO 182Aviation targets in Germany3
8January 14, 19448AF BC 183Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
9January 21, 19448AF BC 187Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
10January 24, 19448AF BC 191Zukunft Power Station in Germany
11January 29, 19448AF BC 198Frankfurt Industrial area1
12January 30, 19448AF BC 200Aviation targets in Brunswick, Germany1
13February 03, 19448AF 206Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
14February 04, 19448AF 208Frankfurt railroad marshalling yards
15February 05, 19448AF 210Airfields in France
16February 06, 19448AF 212Airfields in France1
17February 08, 19448AF 214Siracourt and Watten V-weapons sites; Frankfurt marshaling yards
18February 10, 19448AF 216Brunswick industrial area2
19February 13, 19448AF 221Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites2
20February 20, 19448AF 226Tutow and Rostock airfields; Aviation industry in Germany
21February 21, 1944B228Airfields in Germany
22February 24, 19448AF 233Schweinfurt industrial area
23February 25, 19448AF 235Aviation targets in Germany2
24February 28, 19448AF 238Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites2
25February 29, 19448AF 240Aviation targets in Brunswick, Germany
26March 03, 19448AF 246Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area2
27March 04, 19448AF 247Ruhr industrial area1
28March 06, 19448AF 250Berlin industrial areas
29March 08, 19448AF 252Berlin industrial areas
30March 09, 19448AF 253Berlin industrial areas2
31March 11, 19448AF 255Munster marshaling yards1
32March 13, 19448AF 257Poix airfield in France
33March 15, 19448AF 259Brunswick industrial area
34March 16, 19448AF 262Augsburg, Germany and T/Os1
35March 18, 19448AF 264Aviation targets in Germany
36March 20, 19448AF 269Frankfurt industrial area
37March 22, 19448AF 273Berlin aviation industry areas1
38March 23, 19448AF 275Brunswick aviation targets
39March 26, 19448AF 280Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
40March 27, 19448AF 282Airfields in SW France1
41March 28, 19448AF 283Airfields in France
42April 01, 19448AF 287Ludwigshafen chemical industry
43April 08, 19448AF 291Aviation targets in Germany1
44April 09, 19448AF 293Aviation targets in Germany
45April 10, 19448AF 295Airfields in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
46April 11, 19448AF 298Aviation targets in Germany2
47April 13, 19448AF 301Schweinfurt industrial area3
48April 18, 19448AF 306Aviation targets in Germany
49April 19, 19448AF 308Aviation targets in Germany
50April 20, 19448AF 309V-weapon sites in France
51April 22, 19448AF 311Hamm, Germany marshaling yards1
52April 24, 19448AF 315Aviation targets in Germany
53April 26, 19448AF 319Brunswick industrial area and Cologne
54April 27, 19448AF 323Marshaling yards and airfields in France1
55April 27, 19448AF 322Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites1
56April 29, 19448AF 327Berlin city area11
57April 30, 19448AF 329Airfields in France; V-weapons in France
58May 01, 19448AF 332V-weapon sites in France (CROSSBOW)
59May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
60May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany
61May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg1
62May 11, 19448AF 351Marshaling yards in France
63May 11, 19448AF 350Marshaling yards and airfields in France
64May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets7
65May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia1
66May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station
67May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France2
68May 22, 19448AF 361Kiel port and Siracourt V-weapons site
69May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
70May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area1
71May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
72May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France
73May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany
74May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany1
75May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium
76May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
77June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
78June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
79June 03, 19448AF 388Pas de Calais defenses
80June 04, 19448AF 391Rail bridges and airfields in Paris area
81June 05, 19448AF 392Le Havre, Caen, Boulogne, Cherbourg coastal defenses
82June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
83June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
84June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
85June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
86June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley
87June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
88June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
89June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
90June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany2
91June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France
92June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)1
93June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France1
94June 24, 19448AF 438Oil production facilities in Germany, bridges and airfields in France
95June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
96June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
97June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area2
98July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
99July 06, 19448AF 456NOBALL: Pas-De-Calais v-weapon sites; bridges south of Paris
100July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany
101July 08, 19448AF 460Transportation and V-weapons targets in France
102July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany2
103July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
104July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany1
105July 14, 19448AF 472Operation CADILLAC
106July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
107July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
108July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
109July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany1
110July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany
111July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
112July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
113July 27, 19448AF 498Coastal batteries; communication center, oil industry
114August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
115August 02, 19448AF 510, 511Tactical targets in France
116August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories
117August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
118August 07, 19448AF 527, 528Fuel dumps, bridges in France; GH test
119August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
120August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test
121August 11, 19448AF 541, 542, 543Rail, fuel, troops in Brest peninsula
122August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
123August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
124August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
125August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany
126August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
127August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany
128August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants1
129August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
130August 27, 19448AF 583 & 8AF 584Berlin and strategic targets in northern and central Germany1
131August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
132September 03, 19448AF 601 & 8AF 602Attacks on gun emplacements in Brest area
133September 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest
134September 08, 19448AF 611Industry in Mainz and Ludwigshafen
135September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany
136September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
137September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery2
138September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry
139September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany
140September 17, 19448AF 637Support airborne landings in Holland
141September 19, 19448AF 642Rail target in western Germany; ordnance and oil refinery
142September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
143September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
144September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany1
145September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany
146September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany
147October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
148October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
149October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany
150October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany1
151October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants1
152October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
153October 12, 19448AF 674Airfield and marshalling yard1
154October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
155October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
156October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
157October 18, 19448AF 682Attacks on Kassel, Cologne, Leverkusen
158October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
159October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
160October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
161October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
162October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
163November 01, 19448AF 696Oil installations and a rail bridge
164November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany5
165November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany1
166November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany
167November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
168November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
169November 11, 19448AF 712Oil and rail targets in western Germany
170November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
171November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany
172November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard2
173November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany
174November 27, 19448AF 727Marshalling yards in Germany
175November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany1
176November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany1
177December 06, 19448AF 741Oil and rail targets in Germany1
178December 10, 19448AF 745Rail targets in Germany
179December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
180December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
181December 15, 19448AF 750Rail targets and a vehicle factory
182December 18, 19448AF 754Communication and tactical targets in western Germany
183December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)1
184December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
185December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany2
186December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
187January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany
188January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
189January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
190January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany
191January 06, 19458AF 783Rail and communications targets in western Germany
192January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
193January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany1
194January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany
195January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
196January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
197January 15, 19458AF 794Marshalling yards in Germany
198January 16, 19458AF 796Oil and industrial targets in Germany
199January 20, 19458AF 801Synthetic oil industry at Sterkrade
200January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
201January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
202February 01, 19458AF 814Rail targets and bridges in western Germany
203February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry
204February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
205February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany2
206February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
207February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
208February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
209February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
210February 20, 19458AF 836Nuremburg
211February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets
212February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
213February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
214February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
215February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
216February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
217March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
218March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
219March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
220March 07, 19458AF 869Oil and communication targets
221March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
222March 09, 19458AF 875Rail marshaling yards and industrial sites
223March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
224March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
225March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
226March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
227March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets4
228March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
229March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
230March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
231March 20, 19458AF 898Hamburg area targets
232March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
233March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
234March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
235March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine
236March 28, 19458AF 917Tank and armament factories
237March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
238March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
239April 03, 19458AF 924Kiel U-boat yards
240April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
241April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
242April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
243April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
244April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields
245April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
246April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
247April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
248April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
249April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
250April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia
251April 19, 19458AF 961Rail targets in Germany1
252April 20, 19458AF 962Rail targets in Berlin and Czechoslovakia
253April 21, 19458AF 963Jet airfields and rail targets in southeast Germany
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:98

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11943-12-12Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31168).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Easterline, Milton A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Great Ashfield, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21944-01-30Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31223).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Huckins, Wesley C.
Notes: forced landing mechanical failure.
Location: Troston, Suffolk Ireland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31944-02-25Aircraft: B-17 (#42-37855).
Organization: / 447BG of .
Pilot: Aaberg, Clarence A*.
Notes: killed in crash out of gas.
Location: Starve Crow England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41944-02-29Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38097).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Kinsinger, Lawrence A.
Notes: forced landing mechanical failure.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-03-04Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31155).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Anderson, James M.
Notes: forced landing due to engine failure.
Location: Friston England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-03-09Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31169).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Marcy, Charles H.
Notes: forced landing mechanical failure.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-04-09Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31185).
Organization: 708BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Herdic, Carl W Jr.
Notes: forced landing mechanical failure.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-04-12Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31088).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: King, Philip D.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Grange Farm, Thorpe Mar England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-04-21Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97287).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: explosion.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-04-21Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39864).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: [ground accident].
Notes: killed due to explosion.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-04-28Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31127).
Organization: 708BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Dowler, Charles R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-05-31Aircraft: B-24J (#42-99983).
Organization: 707BS / 447BG of Bungay, Suffolk.
Pilot: Bibb, Lewis B.
Notes: structural failure.
Location: Catfield/ 1 1/2mi NE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-06-06Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102591).
Organization: 708BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Chase, Phillip A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-06-06Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31104*).
Organization: 708BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Carter, Gerald L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-06-23Aircraft: B-17G (#42-3487).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-06-23Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37539).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Miller, Gustavius H.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-06-28Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102419).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Brown, Thomas K.
Notes: bailed out-engine failure.
Location: Woolpit/ 1mi E England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-06-29Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39886).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Skalitzky, Seimer B.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-07-08Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97400).
Organization: 708BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Dallas, Wayne W.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-07-08Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97147).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Heinrich, Danie B.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Bovindon, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-08-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107219).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Phillips, Louis (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-09-05Aircraft: L-4B (#43-660).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Carmack, Morton C.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-10-01Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37544).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Morrison, Jesse U Jr.
Notes: ground looped.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-10-02Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6460).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Wilder, William M.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Treaclrs Fm, Kettlebaston England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251944-10-02Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38245).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Leach, Clifford T.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Weatherden Hall Farm England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261944-10-14Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107220).
Organization: 708BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271944-11-11Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8419).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hayes, Philip H Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Tattlesden/Sta 126 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281944-12-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107060).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Armstrong, Isaac V Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Dattlesden/Sta 126 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291944-12-02Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97769).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Fargo, Joseph R.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301944-12-27Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97976).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Bounds, Malcolm S.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311945-01-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31100).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Beighley, Warren L.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321945-01-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102567).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Sills, Jesse G.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331945-01-06Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37854W).
Organization: 708BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Gibson, Eugene F Jr.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341945-01-10Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37797).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Summers, Charles D.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351945-01-29Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97976).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Kearney, Hal C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361945-01-29Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107025).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Jennings, Harry C Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371945-02-21Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107220).
Organization: 708BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Jacques, Arthur N.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381945-03-21Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8870).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: White, William A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391945-03-24Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39054).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Moore, Lawrence W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
401945-03-28Aircraft: L-4B (#43-660).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Dingivan, Elward A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
411945-04-05Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37873).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Dreyer, Nathan T Jr.
Notes: take off accident due to engine failure.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
421945-04-06Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37667).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Johnson, Winston R.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Meltham/ 4mi W England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
431945-04-17Aircraft: B-17G (#44-83279).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Burnette, Mahlon A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
441945-04-17Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97392).
Organization: 711BS* / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
451945-04-18Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97296).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
461945-04-22Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97572).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Chowning, Robert W.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Rattlesden/20mi NW S126 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 1
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
471945-04-22Aircraft: B-17G (#44-83279).
Organization: 711BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Kurtz, Robert S.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Rattlesden/20mi NW S126 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
481945-04-25Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97646).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: McClanahan, Marion R.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
491945-05-19Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38719).
Organization: 709BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Miller, Paul E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
501945-06-15Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8416).
Organization: 710BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: McClanahan, Marion R Jr.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
511945-06-18Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6823).
Organization: 708BS / 447BG of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Pilot: Schreiner, Joseph E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Aircraft

  • These are aircraft that were in this group at one time
  • List is in serial number order
  • Aircraft may be listed more than once if there are notes from multiple sources.
MODELSERIAL #A/C NAMEGROUPSQUADRONAC CODEMACR REPORT #
B-17G42-102395n/a447BG 711BS4771
42-102395 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/2/44; Gr Island 15/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 8/4/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Tom Mandrell, Co-Pilot: Bill Popovich, Navigator: Don McDougall, Bombardier: Okley Wheeler{wia}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Jones, Radio Operator: Roy Wood, Ball Turret Gunner: Rae Womack, Waist Gunner: Bob Garrett, Waist Gunner: Joe Martin, Tail Gunner: Alan Jones (10POW); Enemy aircraft caused severe damage, crashed SW of Giessen at Klein-Linden, Germany. MACR 4771.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102419n/a447BG 709BS
42-102419 Cheyenne 2/3/44; Hunter 16/3/44; Nashville 23/3/44; Dow Fd 12/4/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG [IJ-E] Rattlesden 20/4/44; crash: takeoff for mission28/6/44 Pilot: Tom Brown, Co-Pilot: Bob Jacobs, Navigator: Herbert Wolf, Bombardier: T/Sgt Tom Middleton, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Melvin Hann, Radio Operator: Peter Karp, Ball Turret Gunner: Francis Peisel, Waist Gunner: John Chernega, Waist Gunner: Joe Chebeta, Tail Gunner: George Felsing (10RTD); mechanical fault led to fire break out, and call to bale out; crash-landed a few miles away at Woolpit, Suffolk, UK 28/6/44, Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102421n/a447BG 709BS4254
42-102421 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/3/44; Gr Island 16/3/44; Presque Is 2/4/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG [CQ-M] Rattlesden 6/4/44; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Chas Dowler, Co-Pilot: Vern Arnold, Navigator: Fred Kleps, Bombardier: George Kramer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sandy Conti, Radio Operator: Francis Brownson, Ball Turret Gunner: George King, Waist Gunner: Larry Steinhafel, Tail Gunner: John Marabito (9KIA); Waist Gunner: Ken Shimp (POW); Enemy aircraft hits caused aircraft to explode, crashed two miles NW of Weferlingen, ten miles N of Helmstedt, Germany. MACR 4254.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102431n/a447BG n/a
42-102431 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 22/4/44; Transferred: 550BS/385BG [SG-Y] Gt Ashfield 23/4/44; battle damage Mannheim 21/1/45 Pilot: Alfred Jacobsen; crash-landed Pottswick Hall, Bradwell, Ex, UK, Salvaged. SLICK CHICK. (' 25BG Watton 9/44, crash: takeoff and exploded.').
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102441TNT KATIE447BG 711BS9764
42-102441 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/3/44; Gr Island 13/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 8/4/44; MIA Merseburg 7/10/44 Pilot: Bob Harwood, Jim Kelley, Karl Wendell, Russell Tolle, Sam Manipella, Dick Roberts, Ron Fleming (7POW); Art Skarsten, George Bulgarelli (2KIA); flak, crashed Merseburg, Germany. MACR 9764. TNT KATIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102471n/a447BG 710BS8924
42-102471 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/4/44; MIA Chemnitz 11/9/44 Pilot: Leroy Hyder (KIA); Harry Wood, Jim Voorhies, Dick Thomas, Bill Sulaica, John McCleod, Lynn Lee, Ralph Persun, Don Karg (8POW); flak, crashed Zeitz, Germany. MACR 8924.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102479MISSISSIPPI LADY447BG 708BS4255
42-102479 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG [CQ- ] Rattlesden 8/4/44; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Edgar Farrell, Co-Pilot: John Benedict, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Peters, Radio Operator: Norman Bussel, Waist Gunner: Merle Rumbaugh, Waist Gunner: Wade Fulton (6POW); Navigator: Sherwood Landis, Bombardier: Wynne Longeteig, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Guida, Tail Gunner: Vasilios Mpouries (4KIA); flak hits followed by Enemy aircraft, crashed Eickendorf, 15 miles SW of Gardelegen, Germany. MACR 4255.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102494n/a447BG 708BS5249
42-102494 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG [CQ- ] Rattlesden 20/4/44; MIA Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Ralph Simon, Co-Pilot: Ed Tully, Navigator: Joe Teixeira, Bombardier: Ralph Pittman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Urdia, Radio Operator: Herman Grimm, Ball Turret Gunner: Clyde Chastain, Waist Gunner: Kerwin Tozier, Waist Gunner: Bill Nicholas, Tail Gunner: Gene Minton (10KIA); hit by prop wash from another B-17, crashed North Sea, off St Peter, Hol. MACR 5249.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102567n/a447BG 709BS
42-102567 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; forced landing base Pilot: Clark Graham 19/4/44; Dow Fd 24/4/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/5/44; crash: takeoff w/Jesse Sills 1/1/45, Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102591CACTUS PETE447BG 708BS
42-102591 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG [CQ- ] Rattlesden 22/4/44; returned from Caen 6/6/44 Pilot: Phil Chase, Co-Pilot: George Phillips, Navigator: Francis Prendercast{wia}, Bombardier: George Betker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Portnoy, Radio Operator: Marion Cherry, Ball Turret Gunner: Lew Domond, Waist Gunner: Elmer Price, Waist Gunner: Sumner Stacey, Tail Gunner: Maynard Smith (10RTD); landed too fast and skidded off runway with full bomb load; Salvaged. 6/6/44. CACTUS PETE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102604n/a447BG 710BS
42-102604 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 13/4/44; Presque Is 19/5/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/4/44; forced landing continent 10/1/45; Salvaged. 11/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102632DUE BACK447BG 708BS8458
42-102632 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 1/4/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/4/44; MIA Ausum A/Fd, Germany. 27/8/44 Pilot: Hugh Bowers, Jim Doster, George Pasvanis, Len Moore, George Miller, Bill Purcell, Ed Noga, Nathan Stark, Ed Bennett (9KIA); flak, crashed North Sea. MACR 8458. DUE BACK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102638n/a447BG 711BS4772
42-102638 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/4/44; MIA Osnabruck 13/5/44 Pilot: Ray McClintock, Navigator: Stan Gillman, Bombardier: Walt Trotter, Radio Operator: Ben Little, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Wallace, Waist Gunner: John Gingrich, Waist Gunner: Leon Bernedo, Tail Gunner: John Young (8POW); Co-Pilot: Bob Dalby{chute failed}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Aubrey Teague (2KIA); flak, crashed Greffen, near Harsewinkel, 17 miles W of Bielefeld, Germany. MACR 4772.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102648n/a447BG 349BS5172
42-102648 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Slated 447BG, Assigned: 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 21/4/44; MIA Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Bob Roeder, Co-Pilot: Paul Lammers, Navigator: Claud Robison, Bombardier: Milton Grabel, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wade Eason, Radio Operator: Frank Goldstein (6KIA); Ball Turret Gunner: Natham McElroy{wia}, Waist Gunner: Fred Cebalo{wia}, Waist Gunner: Bill Poklemba{wia}, Tail Gunner: Tony Lombardi (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Suelfeld, near Kaltenkirchen, Germany. MACR 5172.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102651PICCADILLY ANN II447BG 710BS6939
42-102651 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/5/44; MIA Munich 11/7/44 Pilot: Herb Altman, Leebert McFrland, Frank Hocking, Jim Davidson, Rex Jones, Bill Simington, John Dow, Malcolm Chapman, Chas Aldridge, Clarry Jost (10INT); flak, forced landing Dubendorf, Switz; MACR 6939 (6937'). Returned to US: 1377 BU Grenier 24/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 21/12/45. PICCADILLY ANN II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102652n/a447BG 708BS6729
42-102652 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG [CQ-Q] Rattlesden 30/4/44; MIA Bohlen 29/6/44 Pilot: Dugald Leitch, Co-Pilot: Bob Johnson, Navigator: Colin Germany. ells, Bombardier: Walt Woodmansee, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wilf Corey, Radio Operator: Berton Swift, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Williams, Waist Gunner: Melvin Steele, Waist Gunner: Everett Huso, Tail Gunner: Russ Unverzagt (10POW); flak KOd #3 & #4, crashed Genthin, 16 miles N of Burg, near Magdeburg, Ger. MACR 6729.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102658BLANC DIABLO447BG 708BS11052
42-102658 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/45/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; MIA Merseburg 6/12/44 Pilot: Howard DeMallie, Chas Olson, Don Holmes, Howard Derp, Lowell Strain, Henry Rutkowski, Loel Bishop (7POW); Dick Fuller (EVD); Joe Marlowe (KIA); flak, crashed Ronduite, Hol. MACR 11052. BLANC DIABLO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102659HARD LUCK447BG n/a
42-102659 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 15/5/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 16/5/44; Transferred: 614BS/401BG [IW-J] Deenethorpe 30/5/44; Salvaged. 10/1/45. HARD SEVENTEEN aka HARD LUCK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102668THE SKY447BG 710BS
42-102668 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 11/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 4/5/44; 120m, Returned to US: Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45. COCK O' THE SKY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107003BOUNCING BABY447BG 710BS
42-107003 Delivered: Tulsa 23/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Grenier 17/2/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/3/44; hit by debris from another aircraft on non op flight 21/2/45, Salvaged. BOUNCING BABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107021n/a447BG 710BS4297
42-107021 Delivered: Tulsa 31/1/44; Kearney 5/2/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG [IJ-L] Rattlesden 3/3/44; MIA Augsburg 13/4/44 Pilot: Joe Thornbury, Co-Pilot: Albt Cowey, Navigator: Dominick Padula, Bombardier: George Filush, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Smith, Radio Operator: George S. George, Ball Turret Gunner: Dante Rich, Waist Gunner: Lloyd Roach, Waist Gunner: Harry Kiehn, Tail Gunner: Stan Saviski (10INT); flak KOd #2, bomb load salvoed, forced landing Dubendorf Afd, Switz. MACR 4297.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107025n/a447BG 711BS
42-107025 Delivered: Tulsa 31/1/44; Grenier 5/3/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/3/44; 710BS; crash-landed base Pilot: Harry Jennings 29/1/45; Salvaged. 1/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107029TAILWIND447BG 710BS10313
42-107029 Delivered: Tulsa 1/2/44; Kearney 7/2/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/3/44; 708BG; MIA Merseburg 2/11/44 Pilot: Bob Johnson, Ken Nickerson, Rubin Poss, Cecil McGonigle, E.V. Lewelling, Tom Ashe, George Christoff, Bob Gilmore (8POW); Joe Esper (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Gross Himmlage, Germany. 1KIA 8POW; MACR 10313. TAILWIND.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107038n/a447BG 710BS3338
42-107038 Delivered: Tulsa 3/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 9/3/44; MIA Berlin 22/3/44 Pilot: Ed Stull, Co-Pilot: Sam Showalter, Navigator: Harry Grace, Bombardier: John Taylor, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Geis, Radio Operator: Dave Stowers, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Barry, Waist Gunner: Herman Iventosch, Waist Gunner: Lou Zommer, Tail Gunner: Alf Sanchez (10POW); flak, crashed on St Alphonsus School, Spaarndammerstradt, Amsterdam, Hol, killing four civilians and at least 10 injured. MACR 3338.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107052PAPER DOLL II447BG 710BS5303
42-107052 Delivered: Tulsa 7/2/44; Grenier 3/3/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 10/3/44; MIA Leipzig 29/5/44 Pilot: Bert Moran, Co-Pilot: John Higgs, Navigator: Rudi Jacob, Bombardier: Ray Maguire, Radio Operator: Bill Mitchell (5KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Nick Tagliaferri, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Bebb, Waist Gunner: Gene Wachter, Waist Gunner: Connolly O'Brien, Tail Gunner: Leroy Beckman (5POW); flak, crashed Seegeritz, six miles NE of Leipzig, Germany. MACR 5303. PAPER DOLL II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107060n/a447BG 711BS
42-107060 Delivered: Tulsa 9/2/44; Hunter 17/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/3/44; crash-landed non op flight 3/12/44; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107067n/a447BG 709BS3825
42-107067 Delivered: Denver 10/2/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 24/3/44; MIA Berlin 11/4/44 Pilot: Joe Jurnecka, Co-Pilot: Howard McHenry, Navigator: John Heinzelman, Bombardier: John White, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jerome Wodin, Radio Operator: Chas Hodden, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Tatum, Waist Gunner: Bob Shorts, Waist Gunner: Dave Thompson, Tail Gunner: John Siedlicki (10INT); flak KOd #1, forced landing Bulltofta, Sweden. MACR 3825. Rep by Swedish airline as SE-BAR; sold to AFA Denmark as OY-DFA; W/O 30/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107072n/a447BG 710BS4774
42-107072 Delivered: Tulsa 12/2/44; Kearney 25/2/44; Grenier 4/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/3/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Capt Ken Johnson, Co-Pilot: Bill Phelps, Navigator: Harman Chapman, Bombardier: Bob Bloom, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Hugh Brown, Radio Operator: Hamlin Cathey, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Tracy, Waist Gunner: John Gagliardi, Waist Gunner: Tom Kissler, Tail Gunner: Leon Addis (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #2, crashed Lutzellinden, four miles SW of Geissen, Germany. MACR 4774.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107079n/a447BG 708BS
42-107079 Delivered: Denver 14/2/44; Hunter 3/3/44; Grenier 3/4/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG [CQ-L] Rattlesden 11/4/44; crash: takeoff for Misburg 18/6/44 Pilot: Tom Thorp, Co-Pilot: Luther Gallagher, Navigator: Ray Kuebler, Bombardier: Walter Haight, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob McGhee, Radio Operator: Bob Erdman, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Peery, Waist Gunner: Miles Miller, Waist Gunner: George Miller, Tail Gunner: Ed Wezenski (10RTD- 9 not confirmed as crew'; Salvaged. 23/6/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107092UMBRIAGO447BG 710BS7825
42-107092 Delivered: Tulsa 17/2/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 13/3/44; Transferred: 615BS/401BG [IY-E] Deenethorpe 23/3/44 FRECKLES!; MIA Munich 31/7/44 Pilot: Jay Ossiander, Roy Cooper, Dominick Manolio, Penrose Reagan, Walt Dengler, Ancil Anderson, George Clarke, Tom Higdon (9INT); flak, forced landing Dubendorf, Switz; MACR 7825. UMBRIAGO!
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107197n/a447BG 710BS4299
42-107197 Delivered: Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 11/4/44; MIA Pas de Calais 27/4/44 Pilot: Capt Ashley Guynn, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Thomas, Tail Gunner: Ernie Hernandez (3KIA); Co-Pilot: Rich Bender, n/Bombardier: Edmund Hollister, ng-S/Sgt-John Northrup, Radio Operator: George Swingle, Ball Turret Gunner: Bernie Weiss, Waist Gunner: Ed Kucinski, Waist Gunner: Chas Mouser (7POW); flak and Enemy aircraft set ship on fire which exploded, most wreckage falling in the Channel; the KIA recovered near Killem, 12 miles E of Dunkirk, Fr; MACR 4299.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107215IL EIGHT BALL447BG 709BS
42-107215 Delivered: Tulsa 21/3/44; Kearney 4/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/4/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Recl Comp 7/6/46. L'IL EIGHT BALL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107219n/a447BG 711BS
42-107219 Delivered: Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/5/44; Salvaged. 2/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107220SWANEE PRIDE447BG 708BS
42-107220 Delivered: Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/4/44; landing accident Pilot: Art Jacques 21/2/45; crash-landed noNavigator: op flight 24/5/45; Salvaged. SWANEE PRIDE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107229ROWDY REBEL447BG 710BS
42-107229 Delivered: Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 11/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 1/5/44; MIA Rechlin 25/8/44 Pilot: E.Henningson, H.Manuel, A.Wallstrom, Chas McGuire, O.Lumpkin, W.Holloman, L.Plant, H.Long (9RTD); ditched Channel, crew rescued. ROWDY REBEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31082n/a447BG 710BS2512
42-31082 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 4/10/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Claud Hickey, Co-Pilot: Justin Kegley, Navigator: Jerome Moskowitz, Bombardier: Vernon Devitt, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Rokow, Radio Operator: Wade Hampton, Waist Gunner: Irving Gitlitz, Tail Gunner: John Deere (8POW); Ball Turret Gunner: John Roth, Waist Gunner: Bob Schooling (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed near Wagenfeld, ten miles SE of Diepholz, Germany. MACR 2512, 23 pages.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31088n/a447BG 711BS
42-31088 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/43; Scott 25/9/43; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; crash: takeoff for mission 12/4/44 Pilot: Phil King, Co-Pilot: John Dillon, Navigator: Clarry Anderson, Bombardier: John Pruner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Harrison, Radio Operator: Lloyd Boltz, Waist Gunner: Duncan Campbell (7KIA); Ball Turret Gunner: John Burek, Waist Gunner: Don Grainger, Tail Gunner: Carl Rettzel (3RTD); struck tree on take off and crashed Grange Farm, Blacksmith Lane, Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk. Salvaged. 13/4/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31092BUTCH II447BG n/a
42-31092 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/9/43; Gr Island 3/10/43; Assigned: 401BG Deenethorpe 19/11/43; Transferred: 447BG Rattlesden /43; Salvaged. 20/4/45. BUTCH II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31095THE GROUND POUNDER447BG 708BS
42-31095 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 4/10/43; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; MIA Hamm 29/11/44. THE GROUND POUNDER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31100THE GIMP447BG 709BS
42-31100 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 4/10/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; detailed mission to Dollenbergen, crash: takeoff near base Pilot: Warren Beighley after #1 engine lost power 1/1/45, crew all OK; Salvaged. Cat E; THE GIMP.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31104STINKY447BG 708BS
42-31104 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 5/10/43; Assigned: 708BS/447BG [CQ-C] Rattlesden 19/11/43; returned from Caen 6/6/44 Pilot: Germany. ld Carter, Co-Pilot: John Zannett, Navigator: Dale Kelly, Bombardier: Lester Frantz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Newton Riley, Radio Operator: Lee Baker, Ball Turret Gunner: Alf Walczak, Waist Gunner: George Scearce, Waist Gunner: Bob Long, Tail Gunner: Dick Pearce (10RTD); skidded off end of runway, Salvaged. 7/6/44. STINKY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31107n/a447BG 708BS2513
42-31107 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 5/10/43; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 29/11/43; MIA Halbestadt 11/1/44 Pilot: Herschell Jarrell, Co-Pilot: Lt Col Chas Bowman, Bombardier: Tom Tate, Radio Operator: John Smither{found 14/8/44}, Ball Turret Gunner: John Harrison, Waist Gunner: Alphonse Rossetti, Waist Gunner: Ray Wilson, Tail Gunner: Lt Bill Zurynetz (8KIA); Navigator: John Cole, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gene Landry (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed swampy ground near Rehburg, 19 miles from Hanover, Germany. MACR 2513, 15 pages.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31108THE DEVIL'S MATE447BG 709BS2279
42-31108 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 4/10/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Frankfurt 29/1/44 Pilot: Clyde Allen, Co-Pilot: Harry Gottlieb, Navigator: Dick Martin, Bombardier: Harry DeLong, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clyde Lockhart, Radio Operator: Howard Sikes, Ball Turret Gunner: Fred Dragone, Waist Gunner: Joe McDermott, Waist Gunner: Larry Palocsko, Tail Gunner: Floyd Inman (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Waldecker road, Gonderhausen, near Waldeck castle, 14 miles SW of Koblenz, Germany. MACR 2279 THE DEVIL'S MATE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31124n/a447BG 711BS4246
42-31124 Delivered: Dallas 23/9/43; Harvard 11/10/43; Assigned: 711BS/447BG [IR-N] Rattlesden 19/11/43; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Bill Davidson, Co-Pilot: Clarry Fishburn, Navigator: John Coulson, Bombardier: Alan Brady, Radio Operator: Chas Buran, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Oliver, Waist Gunner: Chas Roberts, Waist Gunner: John Reder, Tail Gunner: Wendell Bourguignon (9POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Murphy (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Eickendorf, Germany. MACR 4246.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31125NO REGRETS, ROUGHOUSE447BG 711BS1789
42-31125 Delivered: Dallas 23/9/43; Harvard 10/10/43; Assigned: 711BS/447BG [IR-J] Rattlesden 19/11/43; MIA Bordeaux 31/12/43 Pilot: Milton Moore, Navigator: Jerome Abrams, Bombardier: Dave Botello, Radio Operator: John Reagan, Ball Turret Gunner: Dan Norton, Tail Gunner: Harrell Strawn (6POW); Co-Pilot: Jim Coleman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ted Troy, Waist Gunner: Wilbur Teapole (3KIA); Waist Gunner: Ed Knapp (EVD); flak, crashed Cognac, near target, Fr; MACR 1789, 8 pages. NO REGRETS, ROUGHOUSE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31144ROWDY REBEL, MISS AMERICA447BG 708BS4247
42-31144 Delivered: Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 6/10/43; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Hayden Hughes, Co-Pilot: Howard Barr, Navigator: Bill Allen, Bombardier: Dick Johnson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Walt Zesut, Radio Operator: Ray Small, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Boyd, Waist Gunner: Barley Hill, Tail Gunner: George Bentley (9KIA); Waist Gunner: Roger Hess (POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #2, crashed near Destedt, seven miles E of Brunswick, Germany. MACR 4247.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31146n/a447BG 708BS2277
42-31146 Delivered: Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 14/10/43; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; MIA Brunswick 30/1/44 Pilot: Merten Putnam, Co-Pilot: Walt Hauptman, Navigator: Morton Gold, Bombardier: Bill Marshall, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clarry Stewart, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Sammer, Waist Gunner: Jim Fordyce, Tail Gunner: Fred Herudek (8POW); Radio Operator: Milton Glantz, Waist Gunner: Oren Smith (2KIA); mech fault, followed by Enemy aircraft attack KO'd two engines, crashed Weeze, five miles S of Goch, Germany. MACR 2277, 26 pages.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31148MORNING STAR447BG 710BS4436
42-31148 Delivered: Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 7/10/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 3/3/44 Pilot: Don Ralston, Navigator: Carl Dunker, Bombardier: Pete Vitolano, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Vane Cullen, Radio Operator: John Beck, Waist Gunner: Ken Johnson, Waist Gunner: Joe Wayne, Tail Gunner: Ed Robbins (8KIA-some washed away and drowned); Co-Pilot: Tom McKiernan, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Horak (2RTD); mech fault, ditched North Sea; MACR 4436.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31154SHACK HAPPY447BG 708BS10855
42-31154 Delivered: Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 7/10/43; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/10/43; MIA Merseburg 25/11/43 Pilot: Norman Wiggin, Ray Hansen, Phil Harper, Andy Bezak, Ken Reynolds, Marvin Olson, Chester Lambert (7KIA); Phil Moscherosch, Jim Martin (2POW); flak, crashed Merseburg, Germany. MACR 10855 ('10755). SHACK HAPPY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31155n/a447BG 711BS
42-31155 Delivered: Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 6/10/43; Assigned: 711BS/447BG [IR-F] Rattlesden 18/11/43; returning from Berlin 4/3/44, Pilot: Jim Anderson, Co-Pilot: Larry Koenig, Navigator: George Shroeder, Bombardier: Theo Bush, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ken Runkle, Radio Operator: George Bauer, Ball Turret Gunner: Lynn Dollar, Waist Gunner: Bob Garrett, Tail Gunner: John Segrest (9RTD), Waist Gunner: Ed Parry (KIA-chute malfunctioned); mechanical faults, pilot crash-landed Snap Hill Barn, Friston, Sussex, with no injury; Salvaged. No MACR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31156BIG STOOP447BG 708BS3824
42-31156 Delivered: Dallas 26/9/43; Gr Island 13/10/43; Assigned: 708BS/447BG [CG-L] Rattlesden 19/11/43; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 Pilot: Howard Rauling, Co-Pilot: Lauren Davis, Bombardier: Paul Scherer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Glen Standish, Waist Gunner: Leo Kingston, Tail Gunner: Elvin Albaum (6RTD); Navigator: Ernie Morman, Radio Operator: Paul Knight, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Prusa, Waist Gunner: Henry McCowan (4POW); flak, crash-landed Bornholm Is, near Ibsker, Den. MACR 3824. BIG STOOP.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31157RED ASS, RED DONKEY447BG 709BS2533
42-31157 Delivered: Dallas 25/9/43; Gr Island 14/10/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 23/11/43; MIA Pas de Calais 13/2/44 Pilot: Don McDonald, Co-Pilot: Norman Masett, Navigator: Orlando Hamlin, Bombardier: Tom Ellison, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Larry LePage, Radio Operator: Rich Plouck, Ball Turret Gunner: John Hagan, Waist Gunner: Jim Pitts, Waist Gunner: Ed Patterson, Tail Gunner: Henry Abelmann (10POW); flak, crashed Fraincourt-St-Quentin, 17 miles W of Abbeville, Fr. MACR 2533. RED ASS, possibly (DONKEY).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31160MICKEY447BG 710BS2532
42-31160 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/9/43; Harvard 10/10/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; MIA Pas de Calais 13/2/44 Pilot: Ed Kaffun, Co-Pilot: Cliff Coultas, Navigator: John Brown, Bombardier: Jim Tyson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Prasch, Radio Operator: Gene Schmitt, Ball Turret Gunner: Jack Miley, Waist Gunner: John Linkus, Waist Gunner: Bob Lutes (9KIA); Tail Gunner: Ken McIntyre (POW); flak burst brokle coff tail, crashed Rambures, 17 miles NW of Poix, Fr. MACR 2532.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31161SPARE PARTS447BG 711BS4248
42-31161 Delivered: Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 6/10/43; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Arthur Peper, Co-Pilot: Jim Hyde, Navigator: Ed Connelly, Bombardier: Francis Mauge, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Theo Goobic, Radio Operator: Abe Cosmer, Ball Turret Gunner: Henry Reilly, Waist Gunner: Howard McMahon, Waist Gunner: Julius Otfinoski, Tail Gunner: Otis Mason (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed Gollbogen, four miles NE of Zerbst, Germany. MACR 4248.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31165n/a447BG n/a2888
42-31165 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Bonn 4/3/44 Pilot: Phil Geyer, Co-Pilot: Tom Griner, Navigator: Paul Levan, Bombardier: Larry Palmer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bruce Morgan, Radio Operator: John Davis, Ball Turret Gunner: Tony Knapp, Waist Gunner: Bill Boger, Tail Gunner: Dick Wheeler (9POW); Waist Gunner: Bill Kray (EVD); flak, crashed St Pierre, SW of Chalons-sur-Marne, Fr. MACR 2888.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31167n/a447BG 710BS2535
42-31167 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Brunswick 10/2/44 Pilot: Phil Beall, Navigator: George Finfinger, Bombardier: Gene Rasmussen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lou Guenther, Waist Gunner: Harry Marok (5POW); Co-Pilot: Ralph Lindeman, Radio Operator: John Zebuski, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Sarajian, Waist Gunner: Edmund Walasinski, Tail Gunner: Edwin Mulhall (5KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Zornbrink swamps, Barver, near Wagenfeld, 10 miles E of Diepholz, Germany. MACR 2535.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31173MAID TO PLEASE447BG 711BS1770
42-31173 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; Assigned: 711BS/447BG [IR-L] Rattlesden 24/11/43; MIA Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 Pilot: Julian Schrero, Navigator: Joe Lamansky, Bombardier: Lowell Doan, Radio Operator: Dee Troxell (4KIA); Co-Pilot: Merle Kent, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howard May, Ball Turret Gunner: John Bitzer, Waist Gunner: Herman Holland, Waist Gunner: Homer Miller (5POW); Tail Gunner: Walt Dickerman (EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed Coudray Farm, Berville, six miles NW of Mariners, 11 miles NW of Pontoise, Fr; MACR 1770, 23 pages. (first loss in group.) MAID TO PLEASE
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31184OLD CROW, HANGOVER447BG 711BS4295
42-31184 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/9/43; Harvard 14/10/43; Assigned: 388BG Gt Ashfield 18/11/43; Transferred: 711BS/447BG [IR-E] Rattlesden 1/44; MIA Schweinfurt 13/4/44 Pilot: Harry Kruezer, Co-Pilot: Larry Koenig, Navigator: Bert Lynn, Bombardier: Clyde Collins, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Rossi, Radio Operator: Bob Tompkins, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Gordon, Waist Gunner: Earl Berry, Waist Gunner: Tony Shidek, Tail Gunner: Frank Lanman (10INT); flak KOd #3, crew baled, ship shot down by Swiss fighters, crashed Siebnen on Lake Obersee, Switz. MACR 4295. OLD CROW.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31185n/a447BG 708BS
42-31185 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; crash-landed 4/9/44, Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31186n/a447BG 709BS2889
42-31186 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Pas de Calais 28/2/44 Pilot: Chas Harris, Co-Pilot: Roy Dutton, Navigator: Alf Kleinrath, Bombardier: Oliver Griffith, Radio Operator: Manas Manasian, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Hand, Waist Gunner: Walt Larson, Waist Gunner: Larry Shiveley, Tail Gunner: Harry Fenton (9POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Towle (EVD-ret UK by 9/9/44); severe flak damage, crashed between Hericourt & Blangerval-Blangemont, five miles SW of St Pol, Fr. MACR 2889.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31188DEAD MANS HAND447BG 709BS14180
42-31188 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/9/43; Harvard 16/10/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Pirna (111m)19/4/45 Pilot: Bob Glazener, Ray Fortier, Ernie Purcifull, Seb Bucceri, Hobart Jarvis, Theo Ciernier, no wg ', Jim Burton (7POW); Harry Cramer (KIA); jet Enemy aircraft, crashed Dresden, Germany. MACR 14180. DEAD MAN'S HAND.(Last heavy bomber lost to e/a).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31191VIRGINIA LEE447BG 710BS3546
42-31191 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/9/43; Harvard 16/10/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; MIA Bordeaux 27/3/44 Pilot: Rich Gaskell, Co-Pilot: Ray Koorenny, Navigator: Ray Walsh, Bombardier: Modesto Gonzales, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Glenn Underwood, Radio Operator: Joe Koening, Waist Gunner: Edwin Pankhurst, Waist Gunner: Albert Ross (8POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Wilbur Volz, Tail Gunner: Tom Smith (2EVD); presumably Enemy aircraft or flak-none seen; crashed Le Gnac, near Lacanau, 25 miles NW of Bordeaux, Fr. MACR 3546. VIRGINIA LEE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31206n/a447BG 709BS
42-31206 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/10/43; Harvard 14/10/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 18/11/43; Returned to US: Bradley 4/7/45; Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 26/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31207n/a447BG n/a
42-31207 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/10/43; Harvard 14/10/43; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; battle damage Berlin 6/3/44; Salvaged. 7/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31208n/a447BG 709BS
42-31208 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/10/43; Harvard 14/10/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Berlin 9/3/44 Pilot: Joe Jurnecka, Co-Pilot: Howard McHenry, Navigator: J.G. Heinzelman, Bombardier: J.F. White, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: J. Wodin, Radio Operator: R.R. Shorts, Ball Turret Gunner: D.B. Thompson, Waist Gunner: W.M. Tatum, Waist Gunner: C.V. Holden, Tail Gunner: J.C. Seidligili (10RTD); Ditched North Sea on return, all rescued. No MACR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31210DEVIL?S MATE447BG 709BS
42-31210 Delivered: Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 15/10/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; MIA Berlin 9/3/43 Pilot: Her5scel McGuire, Co-Pilot: K. Anderson, Navigator: Norman Bashant, Bombardier: Walt Fedyna, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Hugh Dillon, Radio Operator: Abe Toporofsky, Ball Turret Gunner: J. Bailey, Waist Gunner: H. Sohns, Waist Gunner: Joe Stoddard, Tail Gunner: Harry Scheiern (10RTD); flak, ditched Channel, all rescued. No MACR. DEVIL'S MATE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31217SOLID SENDER447BG 710BS4249
42-31217 Delivered: Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 15/10/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Harry Paris, Co-Pilot: Bob Allen, Navigator: Mike Gannon, Bombardier: Ed Jekel{wia, broke left knee} Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Clarke, Radio Operator: Lew Pohill, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Woodman, Waist Gunner: Oscar Siegel, Waist Gunner: Fred Kirnan, Tail Gunner: Jim Hanley{wia, bullet wounds} (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Eggenstedt, 16 miles W of Magdeberg, Germany. MACR 4249.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31219n/a447BG 710BS
42-31219 Delivered: Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 14/10/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/11/43, crash: takeoff from Goose Bay, Labrador, at Lake Melville en route UK, Pilot: Capt Lester White,Co-Pilot: Frank Haag, Navigator: Tom Cannon, Bombardier: Gilligen Moseley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Martin Slattery, Radio Operator: Alfd Haag, Ball Turret Gunner: George Oakley, Waist Gunner: Ray Hodges, Waist Gunner: Lorenz Kirchoff{body never recovered}, Tail Gunner: Gus Farmer (10KIA).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31223n/a447BG 711BS
42-31223 Delivered: Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 15/10/43; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; battle damage Brunswick 30/1/44 Pilot: Wesley Huckins, Co-Pilot: George Frees, Navigator: John Mink, Bombardier: Tom Burrell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Earl Merritt, Radio Operator: Rich Krecker, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Davis, Waist Gunner: Allan Reid, Waist Gunner: Ken Downey, Tail Gunner: Dan Carroll (10RTD); on return detailed Honongton Depot and bellied in, Salvaged. 21/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31225SCHEHERAZADE447BG 709BS
42-31225 Delivered: Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 15/10/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; 126m, Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 4/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 8/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/11/45. SCHEHERAZADE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31389LUCIOUS LUCY447BG 351FS5382
42-31389 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Wilmington 26/11/43; slated 447BG; Assigned: 351BS/100BG [EP-J] Thorpe Abbotts 1/1/44; MIA Magdeberg 28/5/44 Pilot: Lucius Lacy, Navigator: Ray Rossman, Bombardier: Herb Greenberg, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sid Carey, Radio Operator: Clarry Wood, Waist Gunner: Ray Mitchell, Tail Gunner: Mike Rotz (7POW); Co-Pilot: Claude Schindler, Ball Turret Gunner: Chester Powell, Waist Gunner: Joe Folsom (3KIA); Enemy aircraft hit cockpit and KOd #4, crashed Barleben, thtree miles N of Magdeburg, Germany. MACR 5382. LUCIOUS LUCY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31431n/a447BG 710BS2891
42-31431 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/11/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 23/12/43; MIA Regensburg 25/2/44 Pilot: Merlin Chardi, Co-Pilot: Capt Campbell Palfrey, Navigator: Dewayne Pohl, Bombardier: Frank Stumpf, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Sheppard, Radio Operator: Rich Adams, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Magruder, Waist Gunner: John Leonard, Waist Gunner: Ernie Lacross, Tail Gunner: Larry House (10POW); flak, crashed Ottweiler, between Alschbach & Niederwurzbach, nine miles E of Saarbrucken, Germany. MACR 2891.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31477n/a447BG 709BS4294
42-31477 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Romulus 9/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Pilot: Frank Umhoefer forced landing base 16/12/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/3/44; MIA Pas de Calais 27/4/44 w/George Hofsess, n/Bombardier: Oscar Lezman, Radio Operator: Ray Kuusela, Waist Gunner: Norman Kirby, Waist Gunner: Harry McCaskill, Tail Gunner: Jim Stamas (7POW); Co-Pilot: Frank Chaimson[shot in his chute], Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dominic Lorusso[landed on power lines] (2KIA); ng-S/Sgt Jack Stead, Ball Turret Gunner: Ike Jackson (2EVD); flak KOd some engines, some crew baled, ship exploded crashed Nesle-Hodeng, four miles SE of Neufchatel-eNavigator: Bray, 37 miles SW of Amiens, Fr. MACR 4294.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31519n/a447BG 709BS
42-31519 Delivered: Denver 16/11/43; Boise 24/11/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Chicago 8/1/44; Romulus 9/1/44; Presque Is 11/1/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG [IE-B] Rattlesden 18/1/44; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Dean Fleming, Co-Pilot: Lloyd Ittel, Navigator: Carl McCuen, Bombardier: Joe Elliott, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill nShaw, Radio Operator: Sid Stein, Ball Turret Gunner: Andy Leydens, Waist Gunner: Tony Durante, Waist Gunner: Bill Pascocello, Tail Gunner: Leslie Orr (10RTD); ditched North Sea picked up by AFSR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31563n/a447BG 710BS2892
42-31563 Delivered: Denver 24/11/43; Kearney 7/12/43; Romulus 17/12/43; Presque Is 20/12/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 26/12/43; MIA Regenwsburg 25/2/44 Pilot: Ervin Kautt, Co-Pilot: Keith Ratts, Navigator: Ernie Johnson, Bombardier: Chas Nemeth, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Blosser, Radio Operator: Jim Noah, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Filby, Waist Gunner: Scott Eddy, Waist Gunner: Bob Corrie{wia-repatriated early '45} (9POW); Tail Gunner: Clyde Long (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed near Hauenstein, 11 miles ER of Pirmasens, Germany. MACR 2892.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31582OL SCRAP IRON447BG 711BS13617
42-31582 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/11/43; Paine Fd 28/11/43; Toledo 1/12/43; Felts Fd 4/12/43; Gt falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 7/12/43; Kearney 19/12/43; Detroit 8/1/44; Montreal 10/1/44; Presque 12/1/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 23/1/44; MIA Holzwickede 23/3/45 Pilot: Chas Bruckman, Ivan Germany. ig, John Gorman, Ed Blattner, Tom Iveans, John Collette, Carlton Highley (8KIA); Edmund Shibble, Byron Schlag (2RTD); forced landing continent. MACR 13617; Salvaged. 8/4/45. OL' SCRAPIRON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31719HEN'S CHICKS447BG 711BS
42-31719 Delivered: Denver 11/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Assigned: 711BS/447BG [IR-K] Rattlesden 16/1/44; on return from Augsburg 13/4/44, flak KOd #3 and #4, Pilot: Bill Johnson (KIA-killed in attack); Co-Pilot: Harry Whitely{wia}, Navigator: Bill Fancher{serious inj}, Bombardier: George Nye{wia}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Frank Hazzard, Radio Operator: John Higgins, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Simpson, Waist Gunner: Elbert Williams, Waist Gunner: Ken Zeiger, Tail Gunner: Pete Bartkus (9RTD); crash-landed Ham Street, Kent; Salvaged. BLUE HEN'S CHICKS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31724DEAR M.O.M.447BG 708BS4174
42-31724 Delivered: Denver 10/12/43; Kearney 29/12/43; Oklahoma City 11/1/44; Kearney 16/1/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 18/1/44; MIA Hamm 22/4/44 Pilot: Tom Gilleran, Co-Pilot: Henry Mamlock, Navigator: Dick Lazarus, Bombardier: Lou Wigdorwitz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas McHugh, Radio Operator: Harley Tuck, Ball Turret Gunner: M.D. Harris, Waist Gunner: Fred Hawley, Waist Gunner: Gene Kealer, Tail Gunner: Don Worley (10POW); flak hits set ship ablaze, crew baled, ship crashed Oberenste, five miles SE of Werl, Germany. MACR 4174.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31777n/a447BG 709BS
42-31777 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/12/43; Gt Falls 18/12/43; Cheyenne 20/12/43; Kearney 27/12/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 10/2/44; battle damage Paris area, crash-landed 4/8/44, sal.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31902n/a447BG 710BS
42-31902 Delivered: Denver 31/12/43; Kearney 18/1/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 6/2/44; Salvaged. 9/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31918LITTLE ROCK BLONDE447BG 708BS
42-31918 Delivered: Denver 4/1/44; Kearney 12/1/44; Chicago 24/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG {CQ-K} Rattlesden 2/2/44; crash-landed Attlebridge, Norfolk, 10/4/44,no casualties; Salvaged. n/battle damage 17/4/44. LITTLE ROCK BLONDE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32080STINKY447BG 708BS
42-32080 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 17/2/44; Presque Is 2/3/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 17/3/44; caught fire on training flight 2/5/45, Salvaged. STINKY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32081YELLOW CAB447BG 708BS10162
42-32081 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 6/3/44; MIA Hamburg 4/11/44 Pilot: Junior Adams, Bob McGuire, Edwin Breaw, Ross McCollum, Millard Belgium. , John Roberts, John Dewberry, John Collins, Larry Ornato (9KIA); flak, crashed Channel. MACR 10162. YELLOW CAB.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-1742-32096HANGOVER447BG 711BS3187
Del Cheyenne 23/1/44; Kearney 5/2/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Ass 711BS/477BG Rattlesden 22/2/44; MIA Augsburg 16/3/44 w/Wesley Huckins, cp-George Preas, n-Art Durante, btg-Bob Davis, wg-Alan Reid, tg-Dan Carroll (6POW); b-Walt Chudleigh, ettg-Earl Merritt{chute failed} (2KIA); ro-Rick Krecker, wg-Ken Downie (2EVD); e/a, cr Ferme de Longchamps, nr Perthes, seven miles W of St Diziere, Fr. MACR 3187.
Source: 447 Bomb Group Association - http://www.447bg.com

B-17G42-32114n/a447BG n/a
42-32114 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 5/2/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 13/2/44; Salvaged. 6/4/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37824n/a447BG n/a
42-37824 Delivered: Denver 11/9/43; ass 447BG Rattlesden 21/10/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Dick Fouts, Co-Pilot: Dan Lionadakis, Navigator: Elbridge Park, Bombardier: Jim Kidd, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Wilmurth, Radio Operator: Bill Trobaugh, Ball Turret Gunner: Eric Hill, Waist Gunner: John Curby, Waist Gunner: Lou Szurleys, Tail Gunner: Chas Harris (10RTD); Enemy aircraft set fire to #3, then #1 was hit, ditched North Sea, broke in half almost immediately and sank; RAF Hudson found and circled until ASR picked crew up and took to Gt Yarmouth, Nfk. No MACR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37842MISS BOO447BG 711BS3658
42-37842 Delivered: Long Beach 19/9/43; Gr Island 13/10/43; ass 711BS/447BG [IR-R] Rattlesden 26/11/43; MIA Achmer 8/4/44 Pilot: Jim Anderson, Co-Pilot: Vernon Dicke, Navigator: George Schroeder, Bombardier: Theo Bush, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ken Rumble, Radio Operator: George Bauer, Ball Turret Gunner: Lynn Dollar, Waist Gunner: Bill Baker, Waist Gunner: Vencil Schleis, Tail Gunner: John Segrest (10POW); flak, crashed Welbregen, near Ochtrup, 10 miles SW Rheine, Germany. MACR 3658.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37854n/a447BG n/a
42-37854 Delivered: Denver 23/9/43; Harvard 9/10/43; ass 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; t/o accident Pilot: Gene Gibson 6/1/45. Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G-70-BO42-37864MARTY447BG 709BS4938
42-37864 Delivered: Denver 25/10/43; Harvard 29/10/43; ass 709BS/447BG [IE-K] Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Brussels 20/5/44 Pilot: Chas Mitchell, Co-Pilot: Ed Frost, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Andy Marsin, Ball Turret Gunner: Gene Szulczewski, Waist Gunner: Bob Sasse, Waist Gunner: Dick Kindic, Tail Gunner: Ray McCarthy (7EVD); Navigator: Joe Keenan, Bombardier: Leo McLaughlin, Radio Operator: Paul Dickerson (3POW); actually hit by friendly fire from another 447BG B-17, crashed Neerbeck, seven miles NE of Maarstricht, Hol. MACR 4938.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37865n/a447BG n/a1119
42-37865 Delivered: Denver 24/9/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; ass 798BS/447BG Rattlesden, lost over Atlantic en route UK 27/11/43, last contact at Goose Bay, Labrador 85 miles away. Pilot: Leon Thiesen, c-Floyd Fuller, Navigator: John Marsland, Bombardier: Dan Duffin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Bassemir, Radio Operator: Basil Garros, Ball Turret Gunner: George Dunger, Waist Gunner: Rich Doereck, Tail Gunner: Gene Darter (9KIA). No trace, a severe blizzard followed. MACR 1119, 4 pages
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37866BLOATED BODY447BG 708BS4250
42-37866 Delivered: Denver 25/9/43;Harvard 17/10/43; ass 708BS/447BG [CQ-D] Rattlesden 19/11/43; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Warren Donahue, Co-Pilot: Melvin McArdie, Navigator: Hugh Simms, Bombardier: Bill Gaillard, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Sage, Radio Operator: Carroll Elwell, Waist Gunner: Ken Olson, Waist Gunner: Norbert Arvin (8POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Lockman, Tail Gunner: Joe Pennock (2KIA-both died when aircraft exploded); Enemy aircraft severe damage tail and set a/c on fire, crashed Abbenrode, nine miles E b Brunswick, Germany. MACR 4250
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37868DUE BACK447BG 708BS4251
42-37868 Delivered: Denver 25/9/43; Harvard 15/10/43; ass 708BS/447BG [CQ-B] Rattlesden 19/11/43; MIA Fredrichshafen 29/4/44 Pilot: Carl Blom, Co-Pilot: Wallace Lane, Navigator: Dudley Davis, Bombardier: Dare Ziemer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Windsor Graham, Waist Gunner: Dick Ferrighetto (6POW); Radio Operator: Arthur Watt, Ball Turret Gunner: Lloyd Arthur, Waist Gunner: Ike Guyton, Tail Gunner: Bob Tobin} (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Grasleben, six miles N of Helmstedt, Germany. MACR 4251.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37871n/a447BG n/a
42-37871 Delivered: Denver 25/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; ass 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37872n/a447BG n/a1688
42-37872 Delivered: Denver 27/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; ass 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Bordeaux 5/1/44 Pilot: Dick Huff, Co-Pilot: Bill Brooks, Navigator: Angelo Landolfo, Bombardier: Bill Boggess, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dan Zullo, Radio Operator: Millard Patterson, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Eberhardt (7KIA); Waist Gunner: Joe Luxenberger, Waist Gunner: Ernie Thorgren, Tail Gunner: Karl Shockley (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Bassin d'Arcachon, near Gujan on Bay of Biscay, Fr. MACR 1688, 19 pages
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37873n/a447BG n/a7223
42-37873 Delivered: Denver 28/9/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; ass 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; MIA Munich 11/7/44 Pilot: Bob Jacobs, Frank Pollard, Jim Burkhart, Tom Winborne, Granville Newton, John Tennant, Ed Wellnitz, Art Cooper, Lou Joseph, Bob Scott (10INT); flak, forced landing Dubendorf, Switz; MACR 7223. Returned to US: 1377 BU Grenier 13/9/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45. Scrapped: Kingman 12/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37874DING BAT447BG n/a1532
42-37874 Delivered: Denver 1/10/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; ass 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 2/11/43; Transferred: 548BS/385BG [GX- ] Gt Ashfield 3/11/43; MIA Bremen 29/11/43 Pilot: Bill Swope, Co-Pilot: Norm Weider, Navigator: Bob Prolow{washed up in dinghy at Whitstable, Kent}, Bombardier: Doug Baker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Stan Robinson, Radio Operator: Dick Street, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Harbison, Waist Gunner: Earl Robinson, Waist Gunner: Elmer Congdon{washed up in dinghy at Whitstable, Kent}, Tail Gunner: Francis Magner (10KIA); ran out of fuel, crashed Tessel Is., Hol; MACR 1532. WHO DAT - DING BAT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38039n/a447BG n/a3655
42-38039 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/11/43; Syracuse 12/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; slated 447BG, ass 561BS/388BG [B] Knettishall 20/12/43; MIA Poznan 9/4/44 Pilot: Louis Trubia, Co-Pilot: John Walker, Navigator: John Hynes, Bombardier: George Morrow, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Gear, Radio Operator: Bob Storandt, Ball Turret Gunner: John Vasta*, Waist Gunner: Pat Parks, Waist Gunner: Elsel Sommer* (9POW); Tail Gunner: Dick Flagstad (KIA-hit by rifle fire during descent); flak, crashed Berkel, four miles E of Delft, Holl. (* These two evaded capture at crash site, but caught two weeks later in civilian clothes) MACR 3655.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38085n/a447BG n/a
42-38085 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Presque Is 8/1/44; Prestwick, UK 17/1/44; ass 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 2/1/44; detailed Merignac 27/3/44 Pilot: Wes Hudson, Co-Pilot: Willard Corley, Navigator: Norman Bishusky, Bombardier: Joe Hendrix, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Cunningham, Radio Operator: Don Jungenbeg, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Gorman, Waist Gunner: Leo St Laurent, Waist Gunner: John Bodenhoffer, Tail Gunner: Jim Penwell (10KIA); fr Green Farm, Bullswood Lane, Cockfield, Sfk, soon after take off, bomb load exploding minutes after impact. Salvaged. 3/4/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38097n/a447BG n/a
42-38097 Delivered: Denver 13/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Nutts Corner, Belgium. ast, N. I. 17/1/44; ass 711BS/447BG [IR-A] Rattlesden 18/1/44; on local flight 29/2/44 Pilot: Larry Kinsinger, Co-Pilot: George Gaal, Navigator: Harry Lyons, Bombardier: John Dalap, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clifton Driggs, Radio Operator: M. Bergen, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Simpson, Waist Gunner: Theo Zigenfuss, Waist Gunner: Milton Norgard, Tail Gunner: Larry Wittnuhm, pass-Jim Saludo, pass-Henry Wostanoski (12RTD); unable to lower landing gear so bellied in at 1SAD Honington; sal 18/4/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38164VIRGINIA LEE447BG 709BS4767
42-38164 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/1/44; Gr Island 16/1/44; ass 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 6/2/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Capt Wayne Larson, Co-Pilot: Maj Bill Brown, Navigator: Randolph Carless, Bombardier: Don Wilson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Mike Brebenar, Radio Operator: Howard Quain, Ball Turret Gunner: Dale Hale, Waist Gunner: Guido DeSalvo, Waist Gunner: Fred Lehman, Tail Gunner: Lt Craig Kellogg (10POW); Enemy aircraft caused much damage, crash-landed Angolsheim, near Neuf-Brisach, Fr, 12 miles SE Colmar, Germany. MACR 4767. VIRGINIA LEE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39864n/a447BG n/a15602
42-39864 Delivered: Long Beach 23/9/43; Harvard 6/10/43; ass 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; exploded on base, 21/4/44. All 709BS ground crew personnel were: Bob Adams, Ed Baculis, Otton Branham, Doug Graves, John Harms, Paul Kasch,Ken Lofton, John Ragan, Don Roach, George Slachta, Herb Spreen, Jim Trott, Bill Wilson, Bill Vaughn, and Henry Chavez (871 Chem. Co.). (15KIA) Aircraft being serviced prior to mission, possibly while fusing some bombs exploded; two trucks and a trailer destroyed while a nearby cottage was badly damaged; Salvaged. MACR 15602.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39865LADY LORRAINE447BG 710BS4588
42-39865 Delivered: Long Beach 23/9/43; Harvard 14/10/43; ass 710BS/447BG [IJ-C] Rattlesden 27/11/43; MIA Laon, Fr 9/5/44 Pilot: Bill Owens, Co-Pilot: Bill Heim, Navigator: Julian Matin, Bombardier: John McKinney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jack Seeger, Ball Turret Gunner: Herb Holland, Waist Gunner: Edwin Sieniarecki, Tail Gunner: Leroy Potter (8KIA); Radio Operator: John Browko, Waist Gunner: Conrad St Laurent (2POW); flak knocked off nose, then ball turret fell off followed by aircraft disintegrating in mid-air to crashed two miles N of Laon, Fr; MACR 4588.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39874n/a447BG n/a
42-39874 Delivered: Long Beach 27/9/43; Harvard 10/10/43; ass 709BS/447BG [IE-H] Rattlesden 31/10/43; MIA Pas de Calais 22/6/44 Pilot: Paul Fagg, crew unknown ; abandoned over Normandy beach head, (10RTD), sal.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39882n/a447BG n/a
42-39882 Delivered: Long Beach 28/9/43; Harvard 14/10/43; ass 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 1/11/43; retUS Bradley 10/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 19/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39886n/a447BG n/a
42-39886 Delivered: Long Beach 30/9/43; Harvard 14/10/43; ass 388BG Knettishall 22/11/43; Transferred: 709BS/447BG [IE-J] Rattlesden 23/11/43; on return from Bohlen 29/6/44 Pilot: Selmer Skalitzky, Co-Pilot: Don Erwin, Navigator: Frank Scheible, Bombardier: Leo Goleo, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gilbert Resendez, Radio Operator: Bill Kneupfer, Ball Turret Gunner: Roy May, Waist Gunner: John Porter, Waist Gunner: Alf Morton, Tail Gunner: Roy Fewerhelm (10RTD); stalled on landing, then on second bounce u/c collapsed, Salvaged. 29/6/44. HI MACK..
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97064VIRGINIA LEE II447BG 711BS4296
42-97064 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 11/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Presque Is 2/3/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG [IR-C] Rattlesden 16/3/44; MIA Augsburg 13/4/44 Pilot: Capt Oliver Keller, Co-Pilot: Capt Larry Maguire, Navigator: Bill Bird, Bombardier: Jesse Smith, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Coleman Hodges, Radio Operator: Bob McReynolds, Ball Turret Gunner: Eddes King, Waist Gunner: Stan Postelnik, Waist Gunner: Tony Coputo, Tail Gunner: Lt John Hodges (10INT); flak ko'd #4 engine and gas leak, forced landing Dubendorf Afd, Switz. MACR 4296. VIRGINIA LEE II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97092HEEL DER FUHRER447BG 708BS
42-97092 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/1/44; Alexandra 12/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 11/3/44; 710BS; Salvaged. 2/11/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 1103 BU Morrison 8/10/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45. HEEL DER FUHRER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97147n/a447BG 711BS
42-97147 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/2/44; Kearney 19/2/44; Grenier 1/3/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/3/44; crash-landed base 7/7/44; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97148n/a447BG 711BS5903
42-97148 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/2/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG [IR-A] Rattlesden 7/3/44; MIA Hannover 18/6/44 Pilot: Ken Schreiner, Co-Pilot: Carroll Knutson, Navigator: Cliff Kulenburg, Bombardier: Gene Richardson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Hall, Radio Operator: Herb Ruggles, Ball Turret Gunner: Jacob Long, Waist Gunner: George Wolters, Waist Gunner: Leon Swift, Tail Gunner: Jim Jones (10POW); flak, crashed mountains near Egestorf, 11 miles SW of Hannover, Germany. {as per German Air Force Comman records). MACR 5903.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97175LADY SATAN447BG n/a12240
42-97175 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/2/44; Hunter 24/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Slated 447BG, ass 728BS/452BG [9Z-'] Deopham Green 14/3/44; MIA {85m} Strasbourg 6/2/45 Pilot: Jim Bayless, ('Harry Holland'), Harry Brodd, John Young, Ray Jarrill, Hubert Salyer, Dave Sullivan, Alex Jacobs, Carl Porterfield (8POW); Harry McComb (KIA); flak, crashed Strasbourg, Germany. MACR 12240. LADY SATAN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97176n/a447BG 710BS4939
42-97176 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/2/44; Gr Island 15/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 4/3/44; MIA Brussels 20/5/44 Pilot: Town Archibald, Co-Pilot: Bob Lewis (2RTD); Navigator: Duane Kesterke, Bombardier: Chas Oulehla, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Harwell, Radio Operator: Gustave Secunda, Ball Turret Gunner: Simpson Gray, Waist Gunner: John Schomburger, Waist Gunner: Everett White, Tail Gunner: Art Baker (8KIA- actually drowned); en route to target was shot down accidentally by a B-17 of another group testing its guns, crashed Channel. MACR 4939.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97179n/a447BG 711BS4768
42-97179 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/3/44; MIA Zwickau 12/5/44 Pilot: Reg Pettus, Co-Pilot: Ken Ingalls, Navigator: Bill Sing, Bombardier: Albt Hinkle, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jay Glass, Radio Operator: Jim McInis, Ball Turret Gunner: Walter Siebert, Waist Gunner: Dick Szcechowski, Waist Gunner: Otha Stanley, Tail Gunner: Joe Klaput (10POW); Enemy aircraft set wing on fire plus #1 & #2, crew baled, crashed Budingen, 16 miles SE of Friedberg, NE of Frankfurt, Germany. MACR 4768.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97197n/a447BG n/a
42-97197 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/2/44; Hunter 22/2/44; Morrison 5/3/44; slated 711BS/447BG, ass 419BS/301BG Lucera 17/3/44; {8m} crashed and burned on practice mission 8/4/44 Pilot: Columbus Griffin, Rinke, Ziebarth, Espensen, Van Valin, Haythorn, Chavez (7KIA) plus three army officers, two from 21st Engineers and one English from Foggia Main.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97287n/a447BG n/a
42-97287 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 6/4/44; was badly damaged when 42-39864 exploded killing 15 personnel on next revetment. Salvaged. 22/4/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97392n/a447BG 711BS
42-97392 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 11/4/44; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97400FUDDY DUDDY447BG 708BS11228
42-97400 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 12/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/4/44; MIA Misburg 30/12/44 Pilot: Wylie Leverett, Bob Mihovich, Jim Tiffany, Bob Hildebrandt, Roy Davis, Edwin Haynia, Earl Danhour (7KIA); Larry Adler, Harry Hunt (2POW); mid air coll, crashed Wenings, Germany. . MACR 11228. FUDDY DUDDY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97461n/a447BG n/a
42-97461 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/11/43; Denver 25/1/44; Kearney 11/2/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 24/3/44; forced landing continent 7/10/44; Salvaged. 14/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97484n/a447BG 710BS3188
42-97484 Delivered: Denver 29/11/43; Kearney 15/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 4/1/44; MIA Munster 11/3/44 Pilot: Herb Overdorf, Co-Pilot: Leo Teplitz, Navigator: Chester Adams, Bombardier: Nick Pantages, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Woodrow Harper, Radio Operator: Dan Fasanello, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Johnson, Waist Gunner: Chas Gessert, Waist Gunner: Darrell Lincks (9KIA-most landed on sandbank at low tide, but pleas for help to Germany. an workers and soldiers as tide came in were ignored and they all drowned. After war searches for those responsible failed); Tail Gunner: Julius Schultz (POW); flak, crashed North Sea, off Haamstede, Isle of Schouwen, Hol. MACR 3188.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97497TUXEDO TOMMY447BG 711BS9573
42-97497 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 27/12/43; MIA Bremen 12/10/44 Pilot: Martin Unger, Cesar Martinez, Dave O'Brien, Harry Kilgore, Ray Jung, Bill Demartini, Herman Gordon, John Ware (8POW); Bill Reiner (KIA); flak, crashed Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 9573. TUXEDO TOMMY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97501GUM CHUM!447BG 711BS4253
42-97501 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Presque Is 4/1/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 5/1/44; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Elmer Johnson, Co-Pilot: Bob Stevenson, Navigator: Adger Matthews, Bombardier: Les Walker, Radio Operator: Orville Springstead, Ball Turret Gunner: John Frisbie, Waist Gunner: John Hoegen, Waist Gunner: Doug Irvine, Tail Gunner: Tom Sproat (9KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Kotulak (POW); Enemy aircraft hit cockpit and KOd #3, aircraft exploded before crew could bale out, crashed Siestedt, six miles NE of Helmstedt, Germany. MACR 4253.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97512n/a447BG n/a
42-97512 Delivered: Denver 7/12/43; Kingman 24/12/43; slated 447BG, 3018 BU Kingman 23/3/45; 3017 BU Hobbs 11/6/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 4/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97538n/a447BG n/a
42-97538 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/12/43; Gr Island 16/1/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 9/2/44; forced landing continent, Eppegham 21/11/44; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97539n/a447BG n/a
42-97539 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/12/43; Lakeland 6/1/44; Morrison 15/1/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 16/2/44; Transferred: 775BS/463BG Celone 22/2/44; Salvaged. 22/10/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97576n/a447BG n/a4839
42-97576 Delivered: Denver 26/12/43; Omaha 31/1/44; 1SAG Langley 1/2/44; slated 447BG, ass (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 3/3/44; Transferred: 772BS/463BG Celone 3/44; (loaned 347BS/99BG for one mission); MIA Weiner Neustadt 10/5/44 Pilot: Jim Lackey, Co-Pilot: Joe Luckey, Navigator: Rich Vaughn, Bombardier: Stan Gampel, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Estabrook, Radio Operator: Gene Farrow, Ball Turret Gunner: Deyrell Poulsen, Waist Gunner: John Davis, Waist Gunner: Milton McCracken, Tail Gunner: Clifton Smith; flak, crashed Karlstadt; MACR 4839.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97794n/a447BG 709BS4769
42-97794 Delivered: Denver 28/2/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/4/44; MIA Berlin 12/5/44 Pilot: Bill Moses, Co-Pilot: Gene Gilbert, Bombardier: Harry Mitchell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wylie Dumm, Radio Operator: Pete Clark, Ball Turret Gunner: Roy Roesch, Waist Gunner: Walker Tole, (7RTD); Navigator: Meyer Stein, Tail Gunner: Kenyon Miller (2KIA); Waist Gunner: Jim Gatch (POW); flak KOd #4, after turning for home flak hit again, ditched Channel and survivors picked up by ASR Walruses off Dunkirk,. MACR 4769.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97801n/a447BG n/a
42-97801 Delivered: Denver 1/3/44; Hunter 2/4/44; Dow Fd 24/4/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 4/5/44; Pilot: Lt Cook, rest unknown; forced landing Little Walden, Essex with crash damage; apparently (') sal 10/12/44; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 10/9/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97803n/a447BG n/a
42-97803 Delivered: Denver 1/3/44; Kearney 4/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 22/4/44; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 19/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97804n/a447BG 711BS
42-97804 Delivered: Denver 2/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 1/5/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/9/45; Scrapped: Kingman 12/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97815n/a447BG 710BS4770
42-97815 Delivered: Denver 5/3/44; Hunter 5/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/4/44; MIA Berlin 12/5/44 Pilot: Capt Harry Van Every, Co-Pilot: Oran Richardson, Navigator: Leon Jankes, Bombardier: Nick Scholtz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Tony Rakiewicz, Radio Operator: Ralph Hough, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Eyer, Waist Gunner: Bill Finch, Waist Gunner: Chas Hathaway, Tail Gunner: Bob Jackson (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #4, then wing set on fire, crashed Stockheim, near Frieberg, 20 miles E of Frankfurt, Germany. MACR 4770.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97819n/a447BG 710BS
42-97819 Delivered: Denver 7/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; taxi accident 21/2/45, Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97826n/a447BG 710BS
42-97826 Delivered: Denver 8/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; hit by debris from another aircraft 21/2/45, Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97836BUGS BUNNY JR447BG 709BS13043
42-97836 Delivered: Denver 10/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 1/5/44; MIA Oranienburg 15/3/45 Pilot: Ralph Putnam, Guide Pinomenti, Sam Esposite, Russell Neil, Jim Mikwai, Ellicott Evans, Albt Majovsky, Roscoe Johnson, Chas Swanson (9POW); flak, crashed Osted, Den. MACR 13043. BUGS BUNNY JR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97900n/a447BG 711BS
42-97900 Delivered: Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 28/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/9/45; Scrapped: Kingman 7/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97932n/a447BG 708BS5930
42-97932 Delivered: Denver 6/4/44; Kearney 3/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 23/5/44; MIA Berlin 21/6/44 Pilot: Germany. ld Carter, Dale Kelly, Lester Franz, Newton Riley, Lee Baker, Alf Walczak, George Scearce, Bob Long, Dick Pearce (9POW); Lowell Simmons (KIA); flak, crashed Berlin, Ger. MACR 5930.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97935n/a447BG n/a
42-97935 Delivered: Denver 9/4/44; Kearney 3/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 23/5/44; Transferred: 731BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 24/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Hugh Lane 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97976n/a447BG 709BS
42-97976 Delivered: Dallas 21/4/44; Hunter 30/5/44; Grenier 14/6/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden [IE-D] 19/6/44; landing accident Pilot: Malcolm Bounds 27/12/44; landing accident w/Hal Kearney 29/1/45; (83m) Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/11/45. A BIT O' LACE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37531QUIEN SABE447BG 708BS10163
43-37531 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 8/5/44; MIA Merseburg 2/11/44 Pilot: Roy Wing, Wilbert Norring, Warren Capron, Earle Poole, Norbert Petris (5POW); Larry Bonk, Maurice Hagler, Norbert Wipijewski, Morris Rosen (4KIA); flak, crashed Nordhausen, Germany. MACR 10163. QUIEN SABE'
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37539n/a447BG 709BS
43-37539 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 20/5/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG [IE- ] Rattlesden 26/5/44; taxi collision prior to mission when brakes failed and hit parked 42-3487, 23/6/44 Pilot: Gustavus Miller, Co-Pilot: George Dvorak, Navigator: Dick O'Donnell, Bombardier: Lewis Mariner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Frank Witek, Radio Operator: Roger Potwin, Ball Turret Gunner: Joel Wilson, Waist Gunner: Cornelius Sullivan, John Scott, Tail Gunner: Reo Scott (10RTD); Salvaged. 24/6/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37541DOWN AND GO447BG 710BS8923
43-37541 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/5/44; MIA Ruhland 11/9/44 Pilot: John Martenson, Henry Sellers, Collin Fritz, Lou Beckmann, Lester Sanders, Andy Reinaker, Jim True, Herman Hethcox, Chester Jurczyszyn (9POW); flak, crashed Oberatsteinach, Germany. MACR 8923. DOWN AND GO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37544D-DAY DOLL447BG 710BS
43-37544 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 2/5/44; Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 15/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45. D-DAY DOLL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37667n/a447BG 709BS
43-37667 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/6/44; training mission 6/4/45 Pilot: Winston Johnson, Ray Parks, Walt Vukelic, Bob Woodbeck, Bob Schnug (5WIA), rest ', crashed four miles W of Meltham Moor,UK; Salvaged. 7/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37714n/a447BG 708BS5902
43-37714 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG [CQ-G] Rattlesden 3/6/44; MIA Hannover 18/6/44 Pilot: Mark Golden (KIA); Co-Pilot: Jim Waltonblack, Navigator: Alvin Long, Bombardier: Jim McColgan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Homer Howes, Radio Operator: John Kauffman, Ball Turret Gunner: Fred Slater, Waist Gunner: Rudi Giannoni, Waist Gunner: Guido Valentine, Tail Gunner: Ray Gaswint (9POW); flak KOd #2, then fire broke out in cockpit and ship exploded, crashed Ohlum Gross Lobke area, 10 miles NE of Hildersheim, Germany. MACR 5902.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37756MILK WAGON447BG 708BS
43-37756 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/5/44; Kearney 27/5/44; Dow Fd 8/6/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 9/6/44; completed 129 missions with no abort; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/11/45. MILK WAGON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37774n/a447BG 708BS
43-37774 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 1/6/44; Grenier 16/6/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37788n/a447BG 709BS6938
43-37788 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/5/44; Hunter 3/6/44; Grenier 15/6/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 17/6/44; MIA Munich 13/7/44 Pilot: Russ Hilding, Ray Wojnicz (2POW); George Mong, Claud Kelly, Fred Gleason, Horace Dimartino, Harry White, Emory Markham, Erwin Williams, Joe Stewart (8EVD); flak, crashed Vendrest, '. MACR 6938. Salvaged. 13/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37795n/a447BG 709BS
43-37795 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/5/44; Hunter 1/6/44; Grenier 14/6/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 16/6/44; crash-landed 8/5/45; Sal, rep & ret group 6/45; Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 19/12/45.MISS MYNOOKEY
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37797AMERICAN BEAUTY447BG 708BS
43-37797 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 1/6/44; Grenier 14/6/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 16/6/44; crashed on base 10/1/45 Pilot: Chas Summers, sal 8/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45. AMERICAN BEAUTY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37818HURRY HOME447BG 709BS9401
43-37818 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/5/44; Hunter 5/6/44; Dow Fd 17/6/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/6/44; MIA Ludwigshafen 26/9/44 Pilot: Bob Calef, Don Fehrenbach, Galen Miller, Paul Krubel, Frank Martin, John Karbowsky, Wayne Thompson (7KIA); Bob Dvorak, Roman Pajakowski (POW); flak, crashed Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 9401. HURRY HOME.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37821RED HOT MAMA447BG 711BS9779
43-37821 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/6/44; 710BG; MIA Berlin 6/8/44 Pilot: Vladimir Mateyka, Keith McCall, Lou Sobolof, Virgil Ethridge, Tony Carnesi, Laverne Pratt, Gene Schmidt, John Simpson, Tom Davis (9POW); Enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea. MACR 9779. RED HOT MAMA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37869BLONDE BOMBER447BG 710BS10756
43-37869 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 9/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 29/6/44; MIA Merseburg 25/11/44 Pilot: Harry Blair, John Bante, Valentine Williams, Leo Wolfe, Jack Peterson, Ed Todd (6POW); Chas Voyles, Ken Perry, Art Litchfield (3KIA); flak, crashed Plauen, Germany. MACR 10756. BLONDE BOMBER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37873n/a447BG 709BS
43-37873 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/5/44; Long Beach 12/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 4/8/44; t/o accident caused by electrical fire Pilot: Nathan Dreyer 5/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 8/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 19/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37879n/a447BG 711BS
43-37879 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 9/6/44; Grenier 26/6/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 29/6/44; battle damage Aachen 9/8/44 Pilot: '; crash-landed, Salvaged. 12/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37936n/a447BG 711BS
43-37936 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 2/7/44; MIA Merseburg 2/11/44 Pilot: E.J. Tetrault, J. Stanick, R. Pierce, K. Laughton, A. Smith, L. Hoffman, M. Holland, W. Tarter, Urban Florin (9RTD); ditched Channel, all rescued.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37938LITTLE ROCK BLONDE447BG 710BS11582
43-37938 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 2/7/44; 708BS; MIA Frankfurt 8/1/45 Pilot: Bob Weeks, Ralph Krantz, Harry Melcher, Jack DeVault (4POW); Elvin Anderson, Ed Overbeck, Ike Birdsong, Bill Higgins, Norman Wert(5KIA); flak, crashed Frankfurt, Germany. MACR 11582. LITTLE ROCK BLONDE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37973THE WORRY BIRD447BG n/a
43-37973 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 11/7/44; Transferred: 834BS/486BG [2S-N] Sudbury 12/7/44; {70m} returned POWs from Austria 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/44; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45. THE WORRY BIRD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38189BUGS BUNNY447BG 710BS9484
43-38189 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/7/44; Kearney 14/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/8/44; Transferred: 568BS/390BG [CC-M] Framlingham 4/8/44; MIA Kassel 18/10/44 Pilot: Don Drugan (Coletti'), Germany. ld Wasserman, Jurl Parker, Bob Stevens (5KIA); Harry Love, Willis Ledford, Ray Hutt, Cleon Conwell (4POW); flak hit on wing, spun down and disintegrated, crashed Cochem, Ger. MACR 9484. BUGS BUNNY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38230WOLF WAGON447BG 708BS
43-38230 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/7/44; Kearney 19/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 4/8/44; 709BG; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45. WOLF WAGON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38245n/a447BG 711BS
43-38245 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/7/44; Hunter 20/7/44; Presque Is 31/7/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG [IR- ] Rattlesden 2/8/44; during assembly for Kassel 2/10/44 Pilot: Capt Cliff Leach, Dave Bowen, Don Rubin, Bill Rogers, Earl Riggs, Clyde Klee, Bill Haines, John Henry, Carl Reitzel (9KIA); mid air coll w/44-6460 (447BG); crashed Hitcham, UK; 17 men killed. Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38473n/a447BG 708BS11240
43-38473 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 8/9/44; (first aircraft fitted with Cheyenne turret); MIA Kassel 30/12/44 Pilot: Bruce Bates, Herb Nachman, George Mixon, Bob Cordell, Jim Toler, Bill Lindsey, Bill Wheeler, Clair Palm, Ben Torre (9KIA); mid air coll, crashed Wenings, Germany. . MACR 11240.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38524BLONDE BOMBER II447BG 710BS
43-38524 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/8/44; Lincoln 22/8/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden, Sfk [IJ- ] 17/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/12/45. BLONDE BOMBER II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38622n/a447BG 710BS
43-38622 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/8/44; Hunter 4/9/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 17/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38696n/a447BG n/a
43-38696 Delivered: Patterson 5/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Grenier 28/9/44; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 30/9/44; Transferred: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 1/10/44; during assembly for Hannover 26/10/44, mid-air coll Pilot: 43-37906 (452BG) w/Wallace Bragg, Co-Pilot: Harlan Humphrey, Navigator: Irvin Eisenstadt, Bombardier: Bob Willis, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Bray, Radio Operator: Albt Halvorsen, Ball Turret Gunner: Melvin Cecil, Waist Gunner: Henry Calosso (8KIA); Tail Gunner: Harry Betts (RTD-wia); crashed Caston Hall, Easton, Nfk.; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38712BUDDY BUDDY447BG 710BS
43-38712 Delivered: Gt Falls 7/9/44; Hunter 18/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 8/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45. BUDDY BUDDY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38719BLUE HEN CHICK447BG 709BS
43-38719 Delivered: Lincoln 8/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/9/44; landing accident Pilot: Paul Miller 19/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 8/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45. THE BLUE HEN CHICK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38725n/a447BG 708BS11149
43-38725 Delivered: Lincoln 12/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/9/44; MIA Merseburg 30/11/44 Pilot: Ray Buthe, Chas Norris, Marvin Brawer, Tony DeMarco, Chas Agantovich, Ralph Corning (6KIA); Curtis Chapman, John Flynn, John Lafferty (3POW); flak, crashed Leipzig, Germany. MACR 11149.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38731BLYTHE SPIRIT447BG 711BS13044
43-38731 Delivered: Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 1/10/44; MIA Oranienburg 15/3/45 Pilot: Harluf Jessen, Harry Pfautz, Karl Laubhan, Dick Kirkorowski, Helmer Gangestad, Claude Gatlin, Ed Evans {tg}, Cecil Campbell {obs} (8KIA); Bob Dwight, Walt Hoffman (2POW); flak, crashed Schonhausen, Germany. MACR 13044. BLYTHE SPIRIT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38849n/a447BG 711BS13030
43-38849 Delivered: Lincoln 28/9/44; Bismark 2/10/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 17/10/44; MIA Oranienburg 15/3/45 Pilot: Lloyd Karst, Sam Courtney, Ray Corr, Bill O'Connor, Cecil Hannah, Clyde Dove, Bernie Huschka (7POW); Frank Wiseman, Jim Isham (2KIA); flak, crashed Salzwedel, Germany. MACR 13030.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38950n/a447BG 708BS
43-38950 Delivered: Topeka 14/10/44; Lincoln 20/10/44; Grenier 7/11/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 10/11/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 6/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38995n/a447BG 710BS
43-38995 Delivered: Lincoln 31/10/44; Grenier 12/11/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 11/11/44; hit by debris from exploding B-17 during morning preparation 21/2/45, Sal; two other aircraft destroyed and six men injured.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39029n/a447BG 708BS
43-39029 Delivered: Hunter 11/11/44; Grenier 19/11/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/44; 710BS; Transferred: 388BG Knettishall 28/11/44; Returned to US: Bradley 20/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 28/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 25/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39054n/a447BG n/a
43-39054 Delivered: Hunter 19/11/44; Dow Fd 28/11/44; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 30/11/44; Transferred: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 1/12/44; n/battle damage crash-landed base Pilot: Larry Moore 24/3/44; Salvaged. 28/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39057n/a447BG 708BS
43-39057 Delivered: Hunter 19/11/44; Dow Fd 29/11/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 4/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39230n/a447BG 709BS
43-39230 Delivered: Hunter 11/1/45; Grenier 24/1/45; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/2/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 31/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39244n/a447BG n/a
43-39244 Delivered: Hunter 15/1/45; Dow Fd 28/1/45; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 1/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/2/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6003n/a447BG 709BS
44-6003 Delivered: Tulsa 2/4/44; Hunter 8/4/44; Dow Fd 25/4/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/4/44; Returned to US: Bradley 19/6/45; Sth Plains 24/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6010n/a447BG n/a
44-6010 Delivered: Tulsa 3/4/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/45; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 3/5/44; Transferred: 418BS/100BG [LD-W] Thorpe Abbotts 4/5/44; taxi acc Pilot: 43-37686 21/6/44, w/Dale McEwen, Co-Pilot: Chas Gutekunst, Navigator: Alex Maruchess, Bombardier: Derry Irons, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alex Hubiak, Radio Operator: Jay Emrick, Ball Turret Gunner: Dale Strausbaugh, Waist Gunner: Rynaldo Bussino, Waist Gunner: Edwin Tyrell, Tail Gunner: Vince Andra (10RTD, three slight injuries); Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6016TNT KATIE447BG 711BS13045
44-6016 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; MIA Oranienburg 15/3/45 Pilot: Henry Chandler, Dave Skalka, Sid Murachver (3POW); Elmer Diefe, Bob Stephens, Costas Ivos, Bob Reinartson, Allen Swem, John Piccardo (6KIA); flak, crashed Wilsnack, Germany. MACR 13045. TNT KATIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6027n/a447BG 709BS6730
44-6027 Delivered: Tulsa 9/4/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG [IE-O] Rattlesden 1/5/44; MIA Bohlen 29/6/44 Pilot: Bill Hoyer, Co-Pilot: Joe Syoen, Navigator: John Riddell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bernie Duwel, Radio Operator: Walt Degutis, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Burke, Waist Gunner: Edwin Thornton, Waist Gunner: Floyd Broman (8KIA); Bombardier: Chas Pearson, Tail Gunner: Tom Holland (2POW); flak KOd #2 setting fire to bomb bay and radio room, ship exploded crashed around Jahnsheim, eight miles E of Altenburg, Germany. MACR 6730.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6460n/a447BG 710BS
44-6460 Delivered: Kearney 11/8/44; Grenier 20/8/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG [IJ- ] Rattlesden 26/8/44; mid air coll Pilot: 43-38245 (447BG) on assembly for Kassel 2/10/44 w/Bill Wilder, Norman Manock, Chas McGuire, Bill Eakins, Ciriaco Genova, Ed Suarez, Tom Wiltze, Harry Lee (8KIA); Elliott Mishler (RTD ' parachuted through shattered nose); crashed Treacles Farm, Kettlebaston, Sfk. UK.; 17 killed. Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6462SANDUSKY JO-ANN447BG 710BS
44-6462 Delivered: Kearney 11/8/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 27/8/44; 709BS; Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; Sth Plains 9/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 3/12/45. SANDUSKY JO-ANN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6511n/a447BG 708BS
44-6511 Delivered: Hunter 26/8/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 16/9/44; battle damage Merseburg 2/11/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Volzel A/fd, Holl; Salvaged. 14/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6571n/a447BG 711BS10312
44-6571 Delivered: Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/9/44; MIA Merseburg 2/11/44 Pilot: Chas Moses, Tom Freeman, Sherrill Davis, John Dargacz, John Hallmark, Sam Levy, Bill Brown, Germany. ld Pryme (8KIA); Bob Humphreys (POW); mid air coll, crashed Rheine, Ger. MACR 10312.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6571n/a447BG 711BS10312
447BG website says 'mid-air collision with 44-6511 which landed at A-93'
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B-17G44-6581n/a447BG 711BS12242
44-6581 Delivered: Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 6/10/44; MIA Weimar 9/2/45 Pilot: Ken Kuntz, Chas Smith, Elbert Lohr (3KIA); Bill Dempsey, Harry Lucas, Lou Achuff, Canuto Garcia, Harry Erickson, Tony Hoch {tg}, John Sirej {radar op} (7POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Lochmuhle, Germany. . MACR 12242.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6595n/a447BG 710BS
44-6595 Delivered: Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 6/10/44; battle damage Bad Kreuznach 2/1/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent, sal 3/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6823n/a447BG 708BS
44-6823 Delivered: Lincoln 20/11/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/12/44; taxi accident on base Pilot: Joe Schreiner 18/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 6/7/45; Sth Plains 9/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83279n/a447BG 711BS
44-83279 Delivered: Lincoln 19/1/45; Grenier 12/2/45; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Ratllesden 22/2/45; mid-air collision with 42-97572 (447BG) Pilot: Bob Kurtz, forced landing 20 miles NW base 22/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 8/7/45; Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8355Pathfinder447BG 710BS11119
44-8355 Delivered: Dallas 15/8/44; Langley 5/9/44; Dow Fd 10/10/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 18/10/44; MIA Darmstadt 24/12/44 Pilot: Miles King, Leo Pokrywka, Dick Carver, Guy Cole, Walt Trettin, Roy Gregory, Jim Mannon, Lou Kubiak (8KIA); Lt Mike Penzenik {mickey op}, Bill Rothges (2POW); direct flak hit, crashed Prum, Germany. MACR 11119.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83563n/a447BG n/a
44-83563 Delivered: Hunter 7/4/45; Slated 447BG, Transferred: Patterson and modified to CB-17G in Phillipines; used by Gen Jimmy Doolittle at Kadena, Okinawa 27/7/45 as BOOPS; also carried Gen Dwight D.Eisenhower; purchased from USAF in Aug 1959, became Civil N9563Z with AAC 9/5/60 Ryan Fd; new cargo doors fitted at Brownsville; now a Warbird, took part in films `War Lover' and `Tora, Tora, Tora'; re-painted in 447BG, Rattlesden, Sfk., UK., at National Warplane Museum, Farmingdale, NY., now based at John Wayne Apt, CA configuration as FUDDY DUDDY (displayed as 42-97400).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83684n/a447BG n/a
44-83684 - . Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 4/45 as PICCADILLY LILLY (last aircraft assgd grp), Transferred: to DB-17P Director for Drones at Air Defense Weapons Centre, 3205 Drone Group, Eglin till 1960, operating last B-17 mission for USAF, before retiring to Davis-Monthan, Az.; Civil N3713G at Chino, Cal 1984; Used in film `12 O'Clock High'. Now at Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, Cal., as PICCADILLY LILLY II (displayed as 42-31255).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8393n/a447BG 709BS
44-8393 Delivered: Dallas 25/8/44; Hunter 29/9/44; Grenier 15/10/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 18/10/44; Returned to US: 15/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 29/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8415n/a447BG 548BS
44-8415 Delivered: Patterson 6/9/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 21/9/44; Assigned: 548BS/385BG [GX-F] Gt Ashfield 28/9/44; Transferred: 447BG Rattlesden 30/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 11/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8416n/a447BG 710BS
44-8416 Delivered: Patterson 9/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 16/10/44; t/o accident Pilot: Marlon McClanahan 15/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8419n/a447BG 711BS
44-8419 Delivered: Patterson 7/9/44; Hunter 18/9/44; Grenier 22/9/44; Assigned: 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 26/9/44; 710BS; battle damage Frankfurt 8/1/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Laon, Fr; Salvaged. 6/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8458JEANNE E447BG 708BS
44-8458 Delivered: Dallas 18/9/44; Hunter 16/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/10/44; battle damage Weimar 9/2/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 13/2/45. JEANNE E.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8643n/a447BG 709BS
44-8643 Delivered: Hunter 14/11/44; Grenier 2/12/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden [IE-K] 5/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 8/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 11/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8747n/a447BG n/a
44-8747 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/12/44; Hunter 28/12/44; Grenier 2/2/45; Assigned: 447BG Rattlesden 4/2/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 29/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8870n/a447BG 709BS
44-8870 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/1/45; Hunter 8/2/45; Grenier 22/2/45; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 27/2/45; taxi accident Pilot: Bill White 21/3/45; Returned to US: Morrison 29/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 7/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne


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