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Denis J Alison

Military

Assigned to 77FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 19 x combat missions, 82:10 combat hours. Killed in Action (KIA) on 1 Nov 1944 near Legden in P-51D 44-14378. MACR 10236.

Awards: AM (OLC), EAME (2 x battle stars), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-14378 MURPH

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6503 'Honey Baby'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Written off after Mid Air Collision 26-Jul-44.

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Highland Park, MI 26 April 1923

Son of Denis John and Helen Alison.

Enlisted Detroit, MI 5 May 1942

Detroit, Michigan

Based Kings Cliffe 1944 – 1 November 1944

Assigned to 77FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Killed in action 48739 Legden, Germany 1 November 1944

Killed in Action (KIA) on 1 Nov 1944 near Legden in P-51D 44-14378. MACR 10236.

Buried Netherlands American Cemetery 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2021 08:17:10 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763843
https://www.fold3.com/record/84407877/denis-j-alison-wwii-army-enlistmen...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529870917/denis-j-alison-american-battle-mo...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296269/denis-j-alison

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 04:45:53 fugari Changes to media associations
Sources

JCook Archives and Photo Collection

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 04:37:46 fugari Changes to nickname, role, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

JCook Archives and Photo Collection

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 13:54:42 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 10236 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database;
- S2 summary of eyecatcher witness account, 20th FG.

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2016 18:48:49 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Alison
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Alison
https://www.fold3.com/image/28729451
http://www.americancemeterymargraten.com/alison-denis-j
http://www.geocities.ws/jackilfrey/alison.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56296269

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2016 18:08:41 Al_Skiff Changes to surname
Sources

Duplicate

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10236, King's Cliffe Memorial Edition / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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