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Robert Marshall Allard


Assigned to 839BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Arlon Ziegler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 839BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 839th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...


Event Location Date
Born Putnam, CT 3 December 1922

Son of Viola Louise Allard.

Enlisted Hartford, CT 2 June 1941

Hartford, Connecticut

Based Lavenham 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 839BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF.



Date Contributor Update
19 May 2021 10:31:55 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2014 10:35:37 IWMPM Changes to role

487th BG

'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces. Volume 3. ETO Area - April 1944 - June 1944'. Bishop, Stan D & Hey, John A. Bishop Book Productions. 2009. ISBN 978-0-9547685-3-9

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:51 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Sup, Unit Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia