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Robert N Allen

Military

2nd Lieutenant Robert N. Allen was born on January 5, 1918, the son of Ola DeLong Allen. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Allen. His hometown was Latham, New York.

On October 3, 1942, while en route from Gander Bay, Newfoundland, to Prestwick, Scotland, he was the navigator of B-17 tail 41-24451 when it crashed in bad weather on Mount Slievemorra, near Cushendall, Northern Ireland. 8 of the 10 on board were killed, including LT Allen.

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24451

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 401BS/91BG Bangor 29/8/42; en route from Gander, Nfd, to Bassingbourn with John McClean, Co-pilot: Capt Dale Lasselle, Navigator: Bob Allen, Bombardier: Leon Koebel, passengers Capt George Wassell {doc}, Bob Vaughan, John Gibson, Justin...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Latham, NY, USA 5 January 1918

2nd Lieutenant Robert N. Allen was born on January 5, 1918, the son of Ola DeLong Allen.

Killed in action 3 October 1942

On October 3, 1942, while en route from Gander Bay, Newfoundland, to Prestwick, Scotland, he was the navigator of B-17 tail #41-24451 when it crashed in bad weather on Mount Slievemorra, near Cushendall, Northern Ireland. 8 of the 10 on board were killed, including LT Allen.

Marriage Latham, NY 12110, USA

He was married to Mary Elizabeth Allen. His hometown was Latham, New York.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2016 11:58:55 general ira snapsorter Changes to middlename, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate record to include information from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- History of the 91st BG, Combat Chronology Supplement p. 204;
- Losses of the 8th and 9th AF by Bishop and Hey p. 36

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2015 23:41:15 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2015 23:21:14 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched and file donated by Bill Beigel. File donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, please contact http://ww2research.com.

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