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Clifford H Allen


Shot down by fighters near the IP and crashed N of Abbeville, FR on a mission to Frankfurt am Main, GR on 2 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31776 'Maggie's Drawers'. Prisoner of War (POW).



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...

  • 508th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31776

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/12/43;Gt Falls 20/12/43; Cheyenne 21/12/43; Kearney 2/1/44; Grenier 26/1/44; Presque Is 2/2/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-N] Polebrook 25/2/44; Missing in Action 1m Frankfurt 2/3/44 with Bob Seaman (evaded capture); Co-pilot: Don...

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 Alfred, Maine, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Belgium 2 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:29 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2865 / MACR 2865, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database