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Fred M Allison Jr


Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. 118 combat missions flown from mid 1943 to Oct-44. Credited 9 aerial kills. Transferred to 496FTG. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: DFC (3 OLC), AM (3 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 Bronze stars), DUC.

Post War: Returned to the Exchange National Bank, Atchison, where he resided until 1953 when he and his family moved to their farm near Faucett, where he lived the rest of his life.


Units served with

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Goxhill had been a fighter training base since 1942 but it was only in December 1943 that a Fighter Training Group was established there. Pilots who had received the basic training in the USA would practise ETO operational procedures and gunnery before...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force


  • 42-75072

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-106502 'Opal Lee'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Fred M Allison. Lost in Mid Air Collision with P-51C 42-103310 9-May-44 Mersey Flats/nr Bradwell - Capt Ernest B McMahan KIFA.

Associated Place

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...


Event Location Date
Born Rushville, Missouri 17 February 1911

Son of Zetta B (Faucett) and Fred M Allison Sr.

Lived in Atchison, KS, USA 1940
Enlisted Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX, USA 19 June 1941

Fort Sam Houston TX.

Crashed LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 23 April 1943

Landing Accident Belly Landing LaGuardia Arpt, NY Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Fred M Allison Jr, 23-Apr-43.

P-47C 41-6441 - 34FS 352FG

Assigned Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK June 1943 – 17 June 1944

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK 1 May 1944

Promoted to Captain.

Transferred Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 17 June 1944 – October 1944

Transferred to 496FTG.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK October 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Faucett, MO 64448, USA 28 June 2005
Buried Faucett, MO 64448, USA July 2005

Faucett Cemetery
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA.


Date Contributor Update
06 July 2016 15:09:02 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:20 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / self