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Allan Olavi Amann

Military

Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by 20mm shells from ME109s on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8-Mar-44, B-17 42-30340 'Screamin Red Ass' crashed West of Magdeburg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3079

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Robert Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by 20mm shells from Me109's on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17 42-30340 'Screamin Red Ass' crashed W of Magdeburg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3079 Awards: PH.

  • Ralph Diederich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by 20mm shells from Me109's on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17 42-30340 'Screamin Red Ass' crashed West of Magdeburg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3079 Award: PH.

  • Boyd Iverson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by 20mm shells from Me109's on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8-Mar-44, B-17 42-30340 'Screamin Red Ass' crashed West of Magdeburg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3079 Awards: PH.

  • Joseph McGonagle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm shells from ME109s on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17F #42-30340 'Screamin' Red Ass' crashed W of Magdeburg, GR. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Metzler

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by 20mm shells from Me109's on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8-Mar-44, B-17 42-30340 'Screamin Red Ass' crashed West of Magdeburg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3079 Awards: PH.

  • William Pierson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Shot down by 20mm shells from Me109's on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8-Mar-44, B-17 42-30340 'Screamin Red Ass' crashed West of Magdeburg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3079 ...

  • Harold Quick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by 20mm shells from Me109's on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8-Mar-44, B-17 42-30340 'Screamin Red Ass' crashed West of Magdeburg, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3079 ...

  • Harlie Sands

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by 20mm shells from Me109's on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8-Mar-44, B-17 42-30340 'Screamin Red Ass' crashed West of Magdeburg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3079 Awards: PH.

  • Donald Wollard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm shells from Me109's on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8-Mar-44, B-17 42-30340 'Screamin Red Ass' crashed W of Magdeburg, GR. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30340 Dry Run, Screamin' Red Ass

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Grand Isle 4/6/43; Dow Field 25/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Alan Amman, Co-pilot: Don Wollard, Navigator: Bill Pierson, Navigator: Ralph Diederich, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State 11 November 1918

Son of Harry I and Impi M Amann.

Enlisted New York City, NY 24 January 1941

New York City, New York

Based Knettishall 1944 – 8 March 1944

Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died West of Magdeburg, Germany 8 March 1944
Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-Avold, France
Plot C Row 16 Grave 85

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2022 14:38:43 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/37107463
https://www.fold3.com/image/698353855
https://www.fold3.com/image/310770686
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/116255855/allan-olavi-amann
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56652217/allan-o-amann

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

ABMC, MACR 3079, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3079 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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