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John W Allen


Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Unzhurst in B-17 Boeing's Best #4231342


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31342 "Boeing's Best"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Wilmington 9/11/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-L] Chelveston 3/12/43; Missing in Action Pirmasens, Germany 9/8/44 with Bob Canon, Co-pilot: Joe Kemp, Navigator: Jim Oliver, Radio Operator: Forrest Roudebush...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...


Event Location Date
Born Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 August 1944
Died 9 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8071 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database