Arlan Ray Allen


Object Number - UPL 30601 - Morton C Perkins crew: CoPilot 2Lt Walter W Kamstra, Nav 2Lt Robert J Wallace, Tog Sgt Arlan R Allen, Eng S/Sgt Charles F Carlson, RO S/Sgt Gerald...

Assigned 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Mechanical problems en route Berlin, left them for the return journey 26-Feb-45 force landed at Zolotonosha, Russia, after a short stay at Poltava they were flown out by Air Transport Cmd. RTD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11998989 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron


  • Date: 26 February 1945



Event Location Date Description


Vaghn, NM 23 December 1923 Son of Archie Ray and Mary Elizabeth [Eaker] Allen.


Forced landing Mech

Zolotonosha, Russia 26 February 1945 Short of fuel, due to mech problems, Force landed Zolotonosha, Russia. RTD


Returned from Russia

26 February 1945 - 12 March 1945 Guest of the Russians. Returned to base 12-Mar-45. Flown out of Zolotonosha to Russian airbase. Shipped to Poltava, Russia by train, then back to London with US Air Transport Cmd via stops in Tehran, Iran; Cairo, Egypt; Tobruk, North Africa; Athens, Greece and Naples, Italy
Vaghn, NM


Molesworth Assigned 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 missions between 15-Feb-45 and 20-Apr-45

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