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Hugh E Allen Jr

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • El Kabrit

    Military site : airfield

  • Sfax

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Butler, PA 18 September 1921
Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 16 October 1940
Died near Sfax, Tunisia 25 April 1943

KIA when his B-25 collided with another 340th BG B-25 causing both a/c to crash to the ground killing both crews

Buried North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Plot B Row 17 Grave 5
North Africa American Cemetery
North Africa American Cemetery
BP 346 Sidi Bou Said
2026
Tunis
Tunisia

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2021 19:29:55 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/allen%3Dhugh-1
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56251519/hugh-e-allen
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/3147/images/41226_24214...

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