Allen Hilding Osterberg

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 39704 - Sam Peak crew. Photo taken spring 1944 at Alexandria Air Base in Alexandria, Louisiana. Front Row L to R: Samuel L. Peak, Victor R. Romasco, Thomas...

Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in A/C #42-97084.

Bombardier in Samuel Peak crew.

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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: 14155942 / T-123924
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-676081
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35547736
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-398074
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-801198
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot/Co-Pilot

Aircraft

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 381st Bomb Group fly in formation. B-17s (GD-H, serial number 42-97064) and (GD-K, serial number 42-97076) nicknamed "Dee Marie" are visible in the foreground. Image via George J Letzer. Printed caption on reverse: 'Boeing B-17G-40-BO.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spare Charlie
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Rock, Michigan 1916-10-25

Died

Abbeville, France 1944-06-22 Shot down in B-17 "Spare Charlie". The plane crashed in Les Marais d'Épagnette, outside of Abbeville.

Buried

Gardens of Rest Cemetery, Wells, Michigan 1949-05-25

Enlisted

Delta, Michigan 1942-03-15

Buried

Mareuil-Caubert, France 1944-06-26 Between 24 and 26 June, Lt. Osterberg's body was recovered by French citizens. Lt. Osterberg was buried in grave 303 next to his crew members. Lt. Osterberg was identified from his identification tags before burial.

Buried

St. André de l'Eure, France 1945-07-07 Buried in Plot H, Row 1, Grave 13 in the temporary St. André de l'Eure cemetery. Lt. Osterberg was buried between crew members Max Rockey and Samuel Peak.

Revisions

Date2 Feb 2021 20:27:04
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date19 Jun 2020 22:22:43
Contributorcamillemnoel
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Update to dates

Date19 Jun 2020 21:39:25
Contributorcamillemnoel
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Update to dates and locations

Date15 Aug 2019 21:54:46
Contributorcamillemnoel
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Correction to name, awards, connections, events

Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:27
ContributorAAM
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999, MACR 5918 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5918 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx

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