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Marvin R Allen


Shot down 30 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31725 'Casa de Embriagos'. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Crawford Hicks

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    10 missions during May 1944. Shot down 30 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31725 'Casa de Embriagos'. Prisoner of War (POW). AM/ POW

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Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 509th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31725 Lil Ginny, Casa de Embriagos

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/12/43; Kearney 23/12/43; Romulus 7/1/43; Presque Is 9/1/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-L] Polebrook 31/1/44; 33m Missing in Action Oschersleben 30/5/44 with Crawford Hicks, Co-pilot: Gene Bianco, Navigator: Hardy Mitchener, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


Event Location Date
Born Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 30 May 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16


Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 20:18:49 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

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21 December 2019 07:42:15 bradebaugh Changes to media associations

hicks collection

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31 October 2019 02:31:46 jmoore43 Changes to place associations

Added a connection to the base where the crew was stationed.

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29 September 2019 16:53:19 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added S/N & POW camp info from records for WW2 POWs at the National Archives.

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27 September 2014 18:19:48 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5236 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database