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Donald Everhart Allen

Military

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. S/Sgt Allen was a talented artist, who was kept busy with nose art requests from pilots of the 334th Fighter Squadron.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME (6 Battle stars), Good Conduct Medal.

Service

People

  • Victor France

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 4th Fighter Group
    Victor France was from Dallas, Texas, and he appropriately named his P-47 and later his ...

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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. ...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

Aircraft

  • 43-6832 'Miss Dallas'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. This was the fourth (of four) aircraft to be flown and named by Victor France, who hailed from Dallas, Texas. Capt France perished in this aircraft on 18 April 1944 when he struck the ground near Stendal whilst he was...

  • 44-13984 'Meg', 'Davey Lee'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. This A/C was originally painted as 'Meg' and designated 'QP-B', when allocated to Lt Boretsky. However, when she was passed to Lt Arthur it was repainted and redesignated.

  • 44-73304 Blondie

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-7876 'Miss DALLAS'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    One-time personal aircraft of Captain Victor J. France in 1943. This was the second P-47 assigned to (then) 1st Lt. Victor France, and the third (of four) aircraft to be named by him.

  • 41-6414 Miss DALLAS

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    This was the second (of four) aircraft that was named by its pilot, Victor France, who hailed from Dallas, Texas. 41-6414 was lost when Lt Col. Chesley Peterson baled out of it over the English Channel on 15 April 1943.

  • 42-103794 'Meg'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Missions

  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cleveland, OH, USA 14 October 1919
Enlisted 89 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071, USA 9 March 1942
Based Debden 9 December 1942 – 26 August 1945

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Debden, Loughton IG10 3SW, UK 1 April 1943

Promoted to S/Sgt.

Buried North Olmsted, OH, USA August 2013

Sunset Memorial Park
North Olmsted
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Died Rocky River, OH 44116, USA 15 August 2013

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2017 20:01:03 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/88674291_donald_e%20allen/details/
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_al...
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115599046

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2016 15:42:07 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2016 12:56:19 Pyker Changes to nickname, role and awards
Sources

Added additional data from personal knowlege and Association of the 4th Fighter Group.

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 20:25:25 apollo11 Changes to role, biography and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Warbirds' by Frank E. Speer.

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

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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