44-13686 Rugged Rebel III Rugged Rebel

Object Number - UPL 27850 - "A Pilot Of The 364Th Fighter Group, 67Th Fighter Wing, Poses Beside His North American P-51 'Rugged Rebel' At The 8Th Air Force Station F-375,...

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX), 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 3-Feb-45. Lt John J Allen POW. MACR 12173.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 364th Fighter Group 1st Scouting Force 368th Bomb Squadron 383rd Fighter Squadron 385th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-750510
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot; Pilot
Lieutenant-Colonel Allison Brooks of the 1st Scouting Force, 364th Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang. Printed caption on reverse: '69433 AC Colonel Brooks, Commanding Officer of the 1st Scouting Force, 91st Bomb Group, seated in the Cockpit of his plane prior to taking off from the base at Bassingbourne [sic], England on another mission.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 1st Scouting Force 385th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-25258
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer, 1st Scouting Force. Former Group Operations Officer (401st )
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 355th Fighter Group 2nd Scouting Force 354th Fighter Squadron 358th Fighter Squadron 385th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (355th Fighter Group) Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)
  • Service Numbers: O-796104
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant

Places

Aerial photography of Honington airfield looking south, the technical site with four C-type hangars and bomb dump are at the top, 21 June 1946. Photograph taken by No. 540 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/1589. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: RAF Honington

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Hollland 1945-02-03 Failed to Return (FTR) 3-Feb-45. Lt John J Allen POW. MACR 12173.

Manufactured

Inglewood, CA, USA Built at North American.

Delivered

California, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned

Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK Transferred to Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX), 8AF USAAF.

Assigned

Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK Transferred to 1st Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed

Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 1944-10-17 Suffered engine failure on take off at Honington on 17-Oct-44. Pilot Lt John J Allen.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 12173 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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