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Andrew L Allen


Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Oberbruch/Rheinland on a mission to a JU88 plant at Wernigerode, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-5828 'Sweater Girl'. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-5828 Sweater Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 28/2/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-O] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Bunde 22/2/44 with John Morsefell 20ft from roof of building, taken to hospital with back injury, Co...


Event Location Date
Born Largo, Florida, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 22 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2868 / MACR 2868, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database