Fortresses of the 447th

Here is a listing of the Aircraft that were assigned to the 447th BG. The best practice is to go by the actual airframe numbers, rather than plane names, as crews sometimes (often) assigned their personal choice of names to the aircraft they flew whether or not that was ever painted on the plane. Later crews often renamed planes. Sometimes different names would appear on both sides of the nose (or even near the tail).

The Harvard Planes: In November, 1943, sixty-two B-17s of the 447th Bomb Group left Harvard AAB in Nebraska for a transatlantic flight to their new home at Rattlesden.


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In progress: Additional photos and details are being added as quickly as possible