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Allen Guest


On detached service for operational training. Flew three missions with the 336th Fighter Squadron. Served with the 365th Fighter Group, 388th Fighter Squadron 9AF USAAF. Involved in mid-air collision, leg struck tail of his P-47 as he bailed out over Omaha Beach. Leg amputated aboard LST 506 after he was pulled from the water. 23-Jul-44.



  • Morris Weiner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 365th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 388FS, 365FG, 9AF USAAF. Suffered a mid air collision with 1st Lt Allen Guest emerging from the overcast over Omaha beach, 23-Jul-44. Though both A/C crashed, Guest managed to bail out and though injured was pulled out of the sea by a Royal...

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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • 388th Fighter Squadron


  • 41-6192 "Lollapoluza"

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Lt Woodrow W Sooman.

  • 41-6529 'Hi! R.P.M.'/'Eager Beaver/Miss Beth'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    This P-47C Thunderbolt was the one-time mount of Captain Ervin 'Dusty' Miller. It's nose art, 'Hi! R.P.M.', commemorated the birth of his son, Robert Paul Miller. ...

  • 41-6574 'Miss San Carlos'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    16-8-43 Destroyed 2 x Fw190's and damaged another over Paris

Associated Place

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield
    The first airfield site was near East Boldre, used before the First World War. A Royal Flying Corps and RAF station during the First World War, it was sold and dismantled from 1920-1924, though the land was used as a private airfield from 1933 to 1938....

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...


Event Location Date
Born 3 May 1916
DS detached service Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 20 February 1944 – 26 February 1944

On detached service for operational training. 6366FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Gosfield, Essex, UK 4 March 1944

Landing Accident Gosfield/Sta 154 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Allen Guest, 4-Mar-44.

388FS 365FG 9AF.

Crashed Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42, UK 2 June 1944

Mechanical Failure Beaulieu/Sta 408 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Allen Guest, 2-Jun-44.

388FS 365FG 9AF.

Mid Air Collision Off Omaha Beach, France 23 July 1944

Involved in mid-air collision, leg struck tail of his P-47 as he bailed out over Omaha Beach. Leg amputated aboard LST 506 after he was pulled from the water.

Died 28 April 1971


Date Contributor Update
16 May 2016 13:33:11 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations