447th Bomb Group family, friends, visit Thorpe Abbotts as part of 'Return to Rattlesden' event

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  • By Karen Abeyasekere
  • 100th Air Refueling Wing

Family, friends and others honoring the 447th Bomb Group (Rattlesden) visited the Suffolk airfield as part of their “Return to Rattlesden” event June 11 to 13, 2022. They also visited the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum at Thorpe Abbotts as part of the event. Both bomb groups were part of Eighth Air Force and home to B-17 Flying Fortresses during World War II. Although no veterans were able to make the journey to England for the event, the 447th BG representatives – some from the States – came to honor and remember veterans past and present.