Allan Brooke Ainley Jr

Military

Object Number - UPL 53010 - "Lt. Kochel and crew of the 401st Bomb Group, in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Spirit Of Bloomfield" at an 8th Air Force Base in England,...

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Michael Kochel crew. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars)

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12094940 / O-813718
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Farmer's Daughter
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Packawalup III
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 94th Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Old Ironsides
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 401st Bomb Group 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 615th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 14 August 1944
  • Date: 18 August 1944
  • Date: 24 August 1944
  • Date: 25 August 1944
  • Date: 25 August 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Bronx, NY 26 March 1924 Son Allan Brooke of Sr and Alice Ainley.

Enlisted

Philadelphia, PA 15 December 1942 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Other

Discharged USAAF

22 November 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Branford, CT 26 December 1988

Buried

Branford Center Cemetery Branford, New Haven County, CT 29 December 1988 Branford Center Cemetery Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut

Based

Deenethorpe Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

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