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LeRoy J Allain Jr

Military

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission, hit by flak strafing targets of opportunity, crashed at Royville in P-51B 42-106460. Baled out.

Maybe taken Prisoner of War (POW) but further research is required. MACR 7603.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106460 'Jean Louise'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission, hit by flak strafing targets of opportunity, crashed at Royville. Pilot Lt Leroy J Allain Jr baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). 13-Aug-44. MACR 7603.

Associated Place

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date
Commissioned (COMM) United States 9 October 1942

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK 4 June 1944 – 13 August 1944

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out Zagan, Poland 13 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission, hit by flak strafing targets of opportunity, crashed at Royville in P-51B 42-106460. Baled out. MACR 7603.
Probable - Prisoner of War (POW).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 11:55:56 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 7603;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 22:13:48 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106460
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=7603
https://www.fold3.com/image/29406199

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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