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Allhallows

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Detailed history

Allhallows is a village on the northernmost side of the Hoo Penninsula in Kent. During WW1, there was an RFC airfield there which later became an RAF station. The airfield closed in 1935 but became a designated Emergency Landing Ground during WW2. In fact, a badly battle damaged B 17; #42-39808 from 534BS/381BG based at Ridgewell in Essex, made a crash landing on the old airfield on December 1st 1943. Three of the crew, including the Pilot; Harold Hytinen, were wounded. The memorial to the crew of another B 17; #44-6133 which crashed on the beach six months later, can be found within the grounds of the Haven Holiday Park at Allhallows, just outside the main gate of Allhallows Yacht Club.

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People

  • Theodore Chronopolis

    Military | Captain | Bombardier; Nose Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning from Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Sole survivor from A/C. WIA / RTD. MACR 6984 ...

  • William Hager

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2nd mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984 Awards: PH.

  • Paul Haynes

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2nd mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984 Awards: PH.

  • Armand Ramacitti

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984 Awards: PH.

  • Cecil Tognazzini

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984. Cecil's body was never...

Aircraft

  • 42-97942 'Heavenly Body II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/4/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Dow Fd 23/5/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-K] Kimbolton 24/5/44; on return from mission to Enguine/Catts 19/6/44 with Lloyd Burns, Bombardier: Jack Gray, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Gibbs, Radio...

  • 44-6133

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/5/44; Hunter 19/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-Y] Kimbolton 8/6/44; on return from mission 19/6/44 with Armand Ramcitti, Co-pilot: Bill Hager, Navigator: Don Watson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cecil Tognazzini...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2020 16:39:10 madmitch56 Changes to history
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Mitch Peeke.

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2019 12:05:33 madmitch56 Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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