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Richard H Allison

Military

Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal crash on a navigation training flight Horsham St Faith in P-47C 41-6350. 1st Lt Allison Killed Non Operation (KNO), 5-Jun-43.

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

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

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-6350

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal crash on a navigation training flight Horsham St Faith. Pilot 1st Lt Richard H Allison Killed Non Operation (KNO), 5-Jun-43. ...

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cattaraugus County, NY, USA 11 September 1916

Son of Samuel B and Rillie C Allison.

Lived in Franklinville, NY 14737, USA 1940
Crashed Danbury Municipal Airport, 1 Wibling Rd, Danbury, CT 06810, USA 24 July 1942

Landing Accident Bridgeport Muni Airport, CT Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Richard H Allison, 24-Jul-42.

P-47B 41-5922 - 61FS 56FG

Assigned 1943 – 5 June 1943

Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK 5 June 1943

Fatal crash on a navigation training flight Horsham St Faith in P-47C 41-6350. 1st Lt Allison Killed Non Operation (KNO), 5-Jun-43.

Buried Indiana County, PA, USA 1945

Marchand Cemetery
Marchand
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2016 14:25:31 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Allison%2C+Richar...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Allison&GSfn=Richa...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AccidentReports.com, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 144 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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