Allan Temple Alford

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Tail gunner, Loftin crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29958 'Battlin' Bombsprayer'. Mission #37 to the Arado Aircraft components at Anklam, Germany. MACR 886. Killed in Action (KIA). Buried in the Ardennes AMC.
California

AM w/Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-669955
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-741968
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot ; Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32424605
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-676564
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37308868
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Battlin Bombsprayer
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 7 September 1943
  • Official Description: Over 100 Heavy Bombers strike industrial area and airfield at Brussels while smaller number of Heavy Bombers bomb targets (including NOBALL site) at Watten, and shipping off Texel Island.

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

Denmark 9 October 1943

Born

California

Buried

Plot D Row 10 Grave 7

Revisions

Date2 Dec 2017 05:41:46
ContributorARowe95
Sources

ARowe95

Date18 Aug 2015 14:48:34
ContributorLucyd
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
MACR 886 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database
http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWI…
http://www.fold3.com/image/28612040/

Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:27
ContributorAAM