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Allan Edd Hannum Jr

Military

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg 16-Aug-44 in B-17 42-97797. Flak KO’d #3 and part of wing, ship went down, involved in mid-air collision with 42-37879, crashed Rehmsdorf, NE of Zeitz, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8175

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Eugene Cantrell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 42-97797 'Full House'16-Aug-44. Flak hit caused mid-air collision, crashed Rehmsdorf, NE of Zeitz, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8175 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Angelo Genova

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Mid air collison and crashed at Rohmdorf on 8/16/44 in B-17 Full House #4297797 POW

  • Richard Kuna

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 42-97797 'Full House'16-Aug-44. Flak hit caused mid-air collision, crashed Rehmsdorf, NE of Zeitz, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8175 Awards: PH.

  • Kenneth Loehwing

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg in B-17 42-97797 'Full House'16-Aug-44. Flak hit caused mid-air collision, crashed Rehmsdorf, NE of Zeitz, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8175 Awards: PH.

  • Fred Matthews

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision in B-17 Full House #4297797

  • Leroy Presley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Had mid air collision and crashed at Rohmdorf on 8/16/44 in B-17 Full House #4297797 POW

  • William Purdy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Radio Operator B-17G 42-97797 Missing in Action Brandenburg 16-Aug-44. Flak KO’d No.3 and part of wing, ship went down and was involved in mid-air collision with 42-37879, crashed Rehmsdorf, NE of Zeitz, Ger....

  • John Sharon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Had mid air collision and crashed at Rohmdorf on 8/16/44 in B-17 Full House #4297797 ...

  • John Sharon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Ned Tillson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Allan Hannum crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Brandenburg 16-Aug-44 in B-17 42-97797. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8175 Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97797 'Full House'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/2/44; Kearney 18/3/44; Dow Field 7/4/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-H] Horham 8/4/44; transferred 336BS, (ET–H); 49m. ...

Missions

  • 557

    16 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born District of Columbia 1920

Son of Allan Edd Sr and Ruth M Hannum.

Based Horham 1944 – 16 August 1944

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Rehmsdorf, Germany 16 August 1944

Flak KO’d #3 and part of wing, ship went down an involved in mid-air collision with 42-37879, crashed Rehmsdorf, NE of Zeitz, Ger. KIA. MACR 8175.

Buried Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, IA 17 July 1950

Re-Interred
Keokuk National Cemetery
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa
Section D Site 331

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2020 17:23:11 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28662910
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763047
https://www.fold3.com/image/107365121
https://www.fold3.com/record/709449683-hannum-allan-e
https://www.fold3.com/record/707173849-hannum-allan-e
https://www.fold3.com/record/713650540-hannum-allan-e
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2881435/allan-edd-hannum

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2015 20:37:42 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://usaafdata.com/?q=search

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8175 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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