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John William Allsip Jr


Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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


  • 42-75875

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 44-21109 'Sue'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

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...


Event Location Date
Born Punxsutawney, PA 15767, USA 27 January 1924

Son of John William and Margaret [Sutter] Allsip.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA, USA 14 December 1942
Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 14 February 1945 – 20 July 1945

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

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 20 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Euclid, OH, USA 21 February 2005
Buried Mentor, OH 44060, USA March 2005

Mentor Municipal Cemetery
Lake County
Ohio, USA.


Date Contributor Update
07 July 2016 19:53:55 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2016 19:52:37 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list /