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Charles E Allen Jr


Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #425053. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-5053

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/42; Presque Is 28/10/42; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-L] Chelveston 14/11/42; Missing in Action 4/7/43 with Bill Wetzel, Navigator: Ralph McKee (2 evaded capture); Radio Operator: Earl Sell, Waist gunner: Bernie McNight (2 Killed in...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...


Event Location Date
Born Hitta Yuma, Mississippi


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:33 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14439