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Everett Sumner Allen

Military

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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People

  • Charles Armour

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Evaded (EVD) MACR 7092 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51095 'Shoo Shoo Baby'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ashersleben with Lt Armour crew; hit by flak, taking out #1 engine, radio, intercom and badly damaging the fuel system. A/C abandoned by crew and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 5 x EVD, 5 x POW...

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born West Brookfield, Massachusetts 1920

Son of Benjamin Paul and Grace M Allen.

Enlisted Springfield, MA 9 October 1942

Springfield, Massachusetts

Based Horsham St Faith 1944 – 29 June 1944

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out EVD / POW Vollenhove, Netherland 29 June 1944

Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. EVD / POW MACR 7092

Evaded (EVD) Netherlands 29 June 1944 – 18 July 1944

Evaded with Dutch underground, betrayed to Gestapo in Maarle, Belgium.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 18 July 1944 – 24 April 1945

Interrogated from 18JUL to 10AUG.
Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV. 10AUG to 6FEB45.
Long March 6FEB to 24APR (Liberation) 26APR to 6MAY Repatriation Torgau

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2020 19:47:01 TOTHEFIFTY Changes to middlename, nickname and media associations
Sources

personal interview with Everett S. Allen 18JUN2020
draft card: Fold3

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2020 19:43:29 TOTHEFIFTY Changes to events
Sources

personal interview with Edward Allen 18JUN2020

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2019 11:58:00 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28707364
https://www.fold3.com/image/668099851
https://www.fold3.com/image/167508799
https://www.fold3.com/record/83434227-everett-s-allen
https://www.458bg.com/crewarmour.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139892766/benjamin-paul-allen
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192978540/grace-m-allen

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7092 & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 194 & Page 272 of the book LIBERAORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 &

href="http://www.458bg.com/crewarmour.htm">http://www.458bg.com/crewarmour.htm>

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