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Robert E Allen

Military

Was co-pilot on Kneemeyer's crew. When his 26 mission tour as a pathfinder crew was completed they named the plane 'Amen'. Because a pathfinder only flew in cloudy weather it took them longer to get to 26 missions.

Air Medal w/4Oak Leaf Clusters; DFC/ETO Medal

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Born Maryville, Maryland 27 May 1920

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:10 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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