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John T Allen


Assigned to 61st FS, 56th FG on 1 November 1944 and transferred to 79th FS, 20th FG on 28th September 1945.


Units served with

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron
  • 79th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force


  • 44-21195 'Dee'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt John T Allen.

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


Event Location Date
Lived in Tulsa, OK, USA 1940
Enlisted Tulsa, OK, USA 1942
Crashed Cross City Airport - CTY, 508 NE 241 St, Cross City, FL 32628, USA 7 June 1943

Landing Accident Cross City AAB, Florida Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt John T Allen, 7-Jun-43.

P-47D 42-8355 - 305FS 338FG

Crashed Lighthouse Rd, Crawfordville, FL 32327, USA 23 November 1943

Forced Landing due to Engine Failure 5 miles N of St Marks Light House, FL Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt John T Allen, 23-Nov-43.

431123 P-47G 42-25058 305FS 338FG Dale Mabry Field, FL

Crashed Arledge Field, Avoca, TX 79503, USA 4 April 1944

Taxiing Accident Ground Collision Stamford-Arledge Field, Stamford, Texas Cat 3 damage, pilot John T Allen, 4-Apr-44.

PT-19A 41-20515 - 308AAFFTD

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 1 November 1944 – 28 September 1945

Assigned to 61st FS, 56th FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred King's Cliffe, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8, UK 28 September 1945

Transferred to 79th FS, 20th FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
05 July 2016 14:10:16 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

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05 July 2016 13:39:16 Al_Skiff Changes to events

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05 July 2016 13:26:17 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events and place associations

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25 April 2016 10:30:51 Lucy May Changes to biography, events and unit associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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02 April 2016 13:11:11 Pyker Changes to service number, highest rank, biography and place associations

Added basic details to associate with media upload.

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27 September 2014 18:16:40 AAM AAM ingest

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