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Elbert Q Allen


Shot down 24 August 1944 in A/C #42-97558 'Tis Me Sugar', Killed in Action (KIA).




  • Theodore Shaw

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 748BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weimar, Germany in B-17 42-97558 'Tis Me Sugar' 24-Aug-44. Crashed / Ditched into North Sea West of Island of Sylt, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8200 Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97558 Tis Me Sugar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/12/43; Kearney 10/1/44; Grenier 16/1/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [V] Glatton 15/2/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with Ted Shaw, Co-pilot: Dick Parsons, Navigator: Jack Thames, Bombardier: Paul Terjack, Flight engineer/top...


Event Location Date
Born California, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 August 1944
Died 24 August 1944
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands (Wall of the Missing)


Date Contributor Update
14 April 2020 18:54:35 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:47 AAM AAM ingest

1993 457th BGA Roster; ABMC; MACR 8200 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8200 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database