Allan P Hallett of the 389th Bomb Group with the B-24 Liberator painted to represent "Dugan" in the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford. Allan is standing beneath his crew position- top turret gunner.
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!
Units served with
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...
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...
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