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John R Allen


Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97233. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air crew Report #3874.




  • Scott Briley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters and the pilot injured and several fires on board on mission to Brunswick on 30 Jan 1944, B-17G #42-31415. Returned with the fires extinguished but five of the crew had bailed out over Germany. Returned to Duty (RTD). Awarded The...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97233

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Presque Is 25/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-K] Grafton Underwood 9/4/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Scott Briley, Co-pilot: Marcel Letourneau, Bombardier: Vince Consoli, Flight engineer/top...


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    13 April 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Ponder, Texas, USA
Enlisted Oklahoma City, OK, USA 14 March 1942

Residence: Denton County
Private, Branch Immaterial

Prisoner of War (POW) Austria 13 April 1944 – May 1945

POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15



Date Contributor Update
25 December 2020 18:03:52 jmoore43 Changes to place associations

Added a connection to Stalag 17B per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added POW camp location info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2016 00:03:41 bombercommand Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 19:09:24 bombercommand Changes to service number

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:33 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3874 / MACR 3874, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database