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John S Allen Jr


Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Order #75 dated 21 April 1944, Jack Franklin Hickey Crew. Four combat missions.



  • Jack Hickey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 7 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Kiel in B-17 42-102402 22-May-44; dropped out of formation, went into spin. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4954 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Assigned Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14, UK 21 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
09 January 2017 00:24:18 bombercommand Changes to media associations

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2016 00:22:07 bombercommand Changes to suffix, service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:38 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /