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Earl R Allen

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ETTG, Wright crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30028 'Great In Lani' or 'Sweet is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft XVIIB.
New York

POW

Service

People

  • Ralph Bingenheimer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Wright crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30028 'Great In Lani' or 'Sweet is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. ...

  • Paul Egliski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Wright crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30028 'Great In Lani' or 'Sweet is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III...

  • Clifford Haverkamp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Wright crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30028 'Great In Lani' or 'Sweet is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday to the ballbearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft...

  • James Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Wright crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30028 'Great In Lani' or 'Sweet is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at stalag XVIIB. ...

  • Jack Rogers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Wright crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30028 'Great In Lani' or 'Sweet is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft...

  • Walter Sowell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Wright crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down on 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30028 'Great in Lani' or 'Sweet is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at...

  • Wilfred St Michael

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Wright crew. 381st BG, 53th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30028 'Great In Lani' or 'Sweet is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at Stalag...

  • John Stracotenko

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Wright crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30028 'Great In Lani' or 'Sweet is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at Stalag...

  • Neil Wright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Wright crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30028 'Great in Lani' or 'Sweet Is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germay. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30028 Great In Lani / Sweet Is (Le) Lani

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 26/5/43 with Henry Peeples, Co-pilot: Jack Rogers, Navigator: Cliff Haverkamp, Bombardier: Vernon Nicholson, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

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Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 17 August 1943

Stalag Luft XVIIB

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2018 01:31:26 ARowe95 Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
12 November 2017 00:14:53 ARowe95 Changes to service number, role, biography, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 380 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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