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Frank Lavon Allred


Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Eldon Drury

    Military | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group

  • Virgil Hunt

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Nickolas Leschak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner/Togglier/Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • Robert Mitchell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Top Turret | 384th Bomb Group
    35 Missions Flown in B-17 DFC; 3 AM; 5 Battle Stars

  • Raymon Noble

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Timothy O'Sullivan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Carl Redcay

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • William Reed

    Military | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Donald Ward

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 384th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102617 DEVIL'S BRAT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fieldd 14/4/44; Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron, 384th Bombardment Group, squadron code [SU-T] Grafton Underwood, Station 1056, UK on 7 May 1944; battle damaged Merkwiller, France on 3 August...

  • 42-102959

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 25/7/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-D] Grafton Underwood 4/6/44; detailed oil depot at Dungy, Fr with Rich Groff, Co-pilot: Jim Smith, Navigator: Martin Roth, Bombardier: Chas Gilliam, Flight engineer...

  • 42-31435 'West End'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/10/43; Gt Falls 2/11/43; Kansas City 7/12/43; Eglin 17/12/43; Wright Fd 11/1/44. Document suggest test was for the improved azimuth tail guns modification. (The special fixed, six-gun nose turret was fitted overseas.); Kearney...

  • 42-37974 SECTION 8

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/11/43; Kearney 14/11/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-O] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; also 545BS [JD-O] and 544BS [SU-M]; Missing in Action German oil inst. 20/7/44 with Pilot-Walter Edward Grant, Navigator-Benjamin Franklin Wells,...

  • 42-39888

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 29/9/43; Gr Island 19/10/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-B] Grafton Underwood 23/11/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 2/5/45; 100+m, retUS Bradley 4/7/45; 2114 BU Lockbourn 13/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10...

  • 42-97072 Green Mountain Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-H] Grafton Underwood 24/3/44; brakes failed 3/6/44 but after repair, transferred to 544BS as [SU-A]; crashed on take off for mission 1/8/44 with Bob Harris, Co...

  • 42-97592

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 31/12/43; 1SAG Langley 13/1/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-Y] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44, 547BS [SO-Y]; transferred (H2X) 457BG Glatton 9/5/45; 422BS/305BG [JJ-T] Chelveston 23/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 3/4/46.

  • 42-97824

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 3/5/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-U] Grafton Underwood 10/5/44; transferred (401BG Deenethorpe 24/5/44); transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45.

  • 42-97960

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; with ? force landed Mt 4/5/44; Hunter 14/5/44; Dow Fd 26/5/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-M] Grafton Underwood 3/6/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Chas Molder, Hobart Treadway, Ernie Knowlton, Ralph...

  • 43-37703 Tremblin' Gremlin II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 23/5/44; Dow Fd 31/5/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-P] Grafton Underwood 8/6/44; Missing in Action Sterkrade, Ger 22/1/45 with Rod Birder, Ed Clyde, Ezra Dickinson, Bill Bentley, Manuel Biera, Don Dean, Glenn Blanford,...

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Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Ogden, UT 19 April 1921

Son of Lavon Tracy and Lola Kate [Bair] Allred.

Enlisted Salt Lake City, UT 7 July 1942

Salt Lake City, Utah

Based Grafton Underwood June 1944 – September 1944

Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Ogden, UT 14 March 2011
Buried Lindquists Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch South Ogden, Weber County, UT 18 March 2011

Lindquists Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch
South Ogden,
Weber County, UT


Date Contributor Update
04 October 2019 21:04:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2015 10:50:28 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, events and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:05 AAM AAM ingest

AAIR 44-09-11-515 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database