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Allen W Haynes


Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24452 while serving as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner. Wounded, he later died of his wounds (DOW) in a Paris hospital on 4-Jan-43.


Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24452

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24452 was assigned to 91BG/401BS at Bangor 29-Aug-42; Bassingbourn 1-Oct-42. Despatched on 20-Dec-42 to bomb the German air depot at Romilly, France. Enemy aircraft KO’d tailplane and the aircraft crashed near Rouen, France. 3KIA 7POW MACR...


  • VIII Bomber Command 26

    20 December 1942
    The German Air Depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 80 B-17s despatched by 91BG (17), 303BG (21); 305BG (23) and 306BG (19). 60 B-17 are effective on the target, but 7 are MIA and 1 is DBR. ...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Died of Wounds (DOW) Paris, France 4 January 1943

Was wounded but baled out of B-17F 41-24452 and was captured and transferred to a German hospital in Paris, France where he died of his wounds on 4-Jan-43.

Buried Dinozé, France 1945

Buried in the Epinal American Cemetery, Plot B, Row 4, Grave 62.


Date Contributor Update
04 December 2014 18:49:26 Lee8thbuff Changes to events

Lee Cunningham 4-Dec-2014. Burial event per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) record.

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2014 18:45:49 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number and awards

Lee Cunningham 4-Dec-2014. Added SN, decoration & Burial event per American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) record, also MACR 16243 for SN and "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE for DOW date.

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2014 18:38:28 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, events, place associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 4-Dec-2014. Added crew position to biography per MACR 16243; Added DOW event per "Losses of the 8th & 8th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; made Place and Mission connections within existing data.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:31 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16243 / MACR 16243, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Hey and Bishop p.54 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database