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Joseph Stephen R. Allaire

Military

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Gene Viehman crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Rosenheim in B-17 43-38646 18-Apr-45; crashed near Krallsheim Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 14175

Awards: AM (3OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Post War: Retired after 37 years with Exxon as an operating superintendent and following that worked for Delta Drilling.

Service

People

  • Eugene Viehman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Rosenheim in B-17 43-38646 18-Apr-45; crashed near Krallsheim Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 14175 Awards: AM (3OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102468 'Farmer's Daughter'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-C] Deenethorpe 3/5/44; 614BS [IW-S]; 106m, Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 43-38565 'Miss Gee Eyewanna Go Home'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/8/44; Lincoln 6/9/44; Dow Fd 21/9/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-X] Deenethorpe 5/10/44; take off accident with Fred Babcock 1/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction...

  • 43-38646

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/8/44; Hunter 19/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-T] Deenethorpe 7/10/44; Missing in Action Rosenheim 18/4/45 with Gene Viehman, Harry Coutts, Jim Stalzer, Pete Orlando, Edwin Schwartz, Jim Retzlaff, Ken Hobson, Dave...

  • 43-38738 'Gaposis' aka ''Becomin’ Back''

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Spokane 13/9/44; Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-N] Deenethorpe 11/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cisco, TX 3 October 1925

Son of Joseph Simon and Mary Margaret [Dodge] Allaire.

Based Deenethorpe October 1944 – 18 April 1945

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 18 April 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW)

Died Corpus Christi, TX 21 December 2007
Buried Rose Hill Cemetery Tyler, Smith County, TX 24 December 2007

Rose Hill Cemetery
Tyler,
Smith County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2021 09:20:37 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29036572
https://www.fold3.com/record/90591807/joseph-s-allaire-wwii-army-enlistm...
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2798
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50928491/joseph-stephen_r-allaire

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14175 / MACR 14175, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2798 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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