447th Bomb Group Association
While the aircrews were getting all the glory, back at Rattlesden ground crews worked around the clock to keep the aircraft of the 447th in the air. Steve Borcherding (grandson of 708th Squadron mechanic S/Sgt Harvey May, Jr.) provided these photos to help us remember them.
May's crew also included crew chief Norman V. Shoup, L. Dittman, G. Reinke, J. Coppinger, A. Baylor, H. Smith and D. Bohn.
Photos provided by Steve Borcherding, grandson of 708th Squadron mechanic S/Sgt Harvey May, Jr., give us a glimpse of the living and working conditions of the ground crews at Rattlesden.