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Allan P Hallett

Military

Allan flew 5 missions with the 389th Bomb Group at Hethel, he arrived in the European Theatre in early 1945, at the very end of the war, because he was 'only a kid'.

Allan is one day younger than Queen Elizabeth II, he believes if he'd got to England sooner during the War he might have become King of England!

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fort Devens, Massachusetts 1926
Based Hethel 1945
Lived in Leominster, MA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2018 16:15:16 Emily Changes to role, biography, events and place associations
Sources

I met Allan at the 8th Air Force Historical Society Reunion in Dayton Ohio in October 2018, he then told me more about his service when he visited the American Air Museum in November 2018.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000 & Page 286 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Co, 1998 edition, 389th BG Roster

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