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Raymond Griffith Allen

Military

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory.

Service

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  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron

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Associated Place

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ravenna, OH 44266, USA 5 February 1922

Son of Burritt and Nellie Boosinger Allen

Lived in Ravenna, OH 44266, USA 1940
Assigned 22 March 1945 – May 1945

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed Brunnthal, Germany 9 April 1945

Me-410 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground.

E/A Destroyed 1/2 83256 Chiemsee, Germany 16 April 1945

BV-140 shared destroyed (ground) Lake Chiem.

End of War Europe May 1945

End of War.

Promotion Wormingford, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK May 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Youngstown, OH, USA 9 December 1989
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2017 19:50:10 joellen47 Changes to events
Sources

Daughter, JoEllen Elliott , Paris, OH

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2017 19:46:34 joellen47 Changes to events
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JoEllen Elliott, daughter

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2017 19:43:03 joellen47 Changes to middlename and events
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Information updated by his daughter, JoEllen Elliott of Paris, OH

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2016 18:03:29 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Allen&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/page/35357441_raymond_g%20allen/details/
http://www.station131.co.uk/55th/Pilots/343rd%20Pilots/Allen%20Ray%20G%2...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Allen&GSfn=Raymond...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:07 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 / WWW.55th.org roster

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