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William H Allen Jr


Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 42-31144. Killed in Action (KIA).




  • Hayden Hughes

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    B-17G 42-31227 'Dottie Jane' was hit by flak on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 but was able to return to base. RTD. Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 42-31144. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31144 Miss America

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 6/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Hayden Hughes, Co-pilot: Howard Barr, Navigator: Bill Allen, Bombardier: Dick Johnson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt...


Event Location Date
Born Leedey, Oklahoma
Killed in action Germany 29 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 12:48:55 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 4247 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4247