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James R Allen Sr

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Rotenburg on 31 Dec 44 in B-17 #4297666

Service

Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97666

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/1/44; 1SAG Langley 3/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned as SH ship 96BG Snetterton 7/4/44; transferred 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 8/4/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 31/12/44 with John Kostuch (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob McCutcheon,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fayette, Alabama, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 31 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1999 Unit Roster MACR 11234 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11234 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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