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Lorne W Allers

Military

Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 1 victory. Completed tour of duty 18-Jul-45.

Awards: WWII Victory.

Service

Units served with

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 504th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 3 January 1921
Lived in St Cloud, MN, USA 1940
Assigned Fowlmere, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 25 October 1944 – 18 July 1945

Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed Germany 31 December 1944

E/A Destroyed.

Promoted Fowlmere, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 5 January 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 18 July 1945

Completed tour of duty 18-Jul-45.

Died 29 November 1987

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2016 12:22:42 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=339&Style=searchItem&It...
https://www.fold3.com/page/62825080_lorne_w%20allers/details/
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_339.php
http://aces.safarikovi.org/victories/doc/usaf.aerial.victory.credits-wwi...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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