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Herman F Allen

Military

Flak knocked out two engines of B-17G #42-40006 'Liberty Lady' over the target of Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 and the crew headed toward Sweden and landed on the island of Gotland. Interned.

Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40006 Liberty Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-H] Thurleigh 18/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Chas Smith, Co-pilot: Merle Brown, Navigator: Stan Buck, Bombardier: Herman Allen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Interned (INT) Stockholm, Sweden 6 March 1944
Died 26 May 2011

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2014 13:50:15 PatDiGeorge Changes to highest rank
Sources

per daughter, Pat DiGeorge - his service records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2735 / MACR 2735, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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