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James B Allison Jr

Military

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 83FS, 78FG 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. End of War.

Awards: WWII Victory.

Service

Units served with

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Austin, TX, USA 1940
Assigned Duxford 2 September 1944 – 9 September 1944

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 9 September 1944 – 25 March 1945

Transferred to 83FS, 78FG 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Halesworth IP19, UK 25 March 1945 – May 1945

Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2016 12:55:20 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Allison&Submit=Se...

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 11:09:02 Lucy May Changes to biography and events
Sources

See Little Friends website for a photo of Allison as part of the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron:
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=5ers&Style=searchItem&I...

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 11:02:01 Lucy May Changes to suffix, service number, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

Combined two entries for James B Allison. This entry now includes information from the following source:
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p132

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