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Bernie A Allen

Military

Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x victory. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

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...

  • 503rd Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

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
Lived in Bogue Chitto, MS 39629, USA 1940
Assigned Fowlmere, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 11 July 1944 – 7 January 1945

Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Fowlmere, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 3 August 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 7 January 1945

Ended Tour of Duty. (ETD)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 12:06:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Unit History

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2016 16:52:54 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=339

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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