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Charles E Allen Jr

Military

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

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hitta Yuma, Mississippi

Revisions

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

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

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