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
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...
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,...
|Born||Cook County, Illinois|
|Died||23 September 1944|