Allen L Austin

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Killed in Action (KIA) 30 September 1944 in B-17G #43-38480. While enroute to target at Bielefeld, Germany, 500 lb bomb dropped by a/c in higher squadron struck B-17G #43-3815 (Reluctant Lassie) and debris struck this a/c setting left wing on fire. Crashed at about 1415hrs at Wahmbeckerheide, about 15 miles SE of Bielefeld. Seven Killed in Action (KIA), 2 Prisoner of War (POW)

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 860th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

30 September 1944

Born

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Buried/ Commemorated

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Germany 30 September 1944

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9430 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / True, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php">http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php>; Losses of 8th AF, vol.4.