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Keith N Allen

Military

Col Allen flew with a special undercover group led by Col. Bernt Belchen to drop supplies into Norway. He was mistakenly shot down attempting a landing in Norway, by the Russians. They thought he was a German plane. He mistakenly flew over their restricted space. They apoliged to America for this tragedy.

Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously

Service

Units served with

  • 27th Air Transport Group
  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cook County, Illinois
Died 23 September 1944
Buried unknown (Russia)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / various reports one from Dist. Service Cross awarded

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