James William Allcroft Jr

Military

Object Number - UPL 52509 - "Lt. French and crew of the 612th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group, in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Satisfaction Guaranteed" at an 8th...

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Millard French crew. Completed 36 combat missions.

Awards: AM (5OLC), GC, 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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15126180 / O-828405
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Dynamite John
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ice Cold Katy
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Heavy Date
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 4 December 1944
  • Date: 5 December 1944
  • Date: 6 December 1944
  • Date: 15 December 1944
  • Date: 27 December 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ada, Ohio 3 December 1921 Son of James William Sr and Cecille Lillian [Bearinger] Allcroft.

Enlisted

Newark, NJ 11 May 1942 Newark, New Jersey

Other

Discharged USAAF

24 October 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Ocala, FL 25 November 1995

Buried

Countryside Presbyterian Memorial Gardens Ocala, Marion County, FL Countryside Presbyterian Memorial Gardens Ocala, Marion County, Florida

Based

Deenethorpe Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

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