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Robert B Allison

Military

Flew 26 missions on 'Mission Bell', was wounded on 26th mission.

Purple Heart, 4 Air Medals

Service

People

  • Leroy Kuest

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief | 94th Bomb Group
    Crew chief, maintaining B17s at Rougham. He met his wife, Margaret McCurdy, at a dance in London,and they were married in 1946, in Odessa, Washington. Throughout his life, Leroy helped to keep the history of the 94th Bomb Group alive by sharing his...

  • Robert Olsen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Good Conduct; Purple Heart

  • Alton Tanner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 94th Bomb Group
    The story we have heard is that on one mission the pilot (Lt . Robert B. Allison was wounded, the copilot< Lt. Benton T. white were somehow disabled. Alton pulled the pilot from his seat and landed the plane safely

Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron
  • 65th General Hospital

    65th General Hospital

    Medical Unit

Aircraft

  • 42-102523 Mission Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Kearney 27/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-H] Rougham 8/4/44; 331BS [QE-H]; transferred 34BG Mendlesham 5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction...

Missions

  • 361

    22 May 1944
    From diary of Lt. David W. Leblanc: "Was up at four for a mission to Kiel, Germany. I went as first pilot and Rocky as my co-pilot. Every thing went along swell except at target. Flack was moderate but extremely accurate. Two ships in the lead squadron...

  • 364

    23 May 1944

  • 367

    24 May 1944

  • 370

    25 May 1944
    First mission. Up at 5:00 AM and back at 11:00. Good hit on marshaling yards. Our plane was hit but no-one in our crew was hit.

  • 373

    27 May 1944

  • 380

    30 May 1944
    Mission #3. Same target as before. A piece of flak broke the pilots windshield. No-one hurt.

  • 382

    31 May 1944
    Bombed the marshaling yards. Heavy flak but no hits.

  • 384

    2 June 1944
    Operations on this day were specified for D minus 3 by the Overall Air Plan as modified by Headquarters A.E.A.F. All objectives were located in the Pas de Calais (Fortitude) area, the attacks having as their purpose deception of the enemy as to the...

  • 389

    4 June 1944

  • 392

    5 June 1944

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Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Gatesburg, Ill 18 August 1920
Enlisted Portland, Oregon 25 May 1942
Completed Pre-Flight Training Santa Ana, California 11 March 1943
Completed Primary Flight Training Ontario California 20 May 1943
Completed Basic Flight Training Merced, California 28 July 1943
Completed Advanced Flight Training Stockton Field, California 30 September 1943
Completed B-17 Transition Training Hobbs, New Mexico 17 December 1943
Transited to UK Hemel Hempstead 21 April 1944
Based Bury St Edmunds 3 May 1944
Promoted to 1st. Lieutenant 10 June 1944
Wounded in action 4 August 1944

Treated at the 65th General Hospital, Diss.

Returned to the USA 7 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2018 11:29:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Information taken from "Bob Allison in World War II 1942 - 1946" , by Robert Allison Jr. (the son of Robert B. Allison), June 6 2015.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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