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Allen D Aschenbach

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  • John Althoff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106992 Baby Lu, Grin 'N Bear It

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 19/1/44; Dalhart 4/2/44; Presque 23/3/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-D] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; force landed continent 19/4/45; Sal; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold...

  • 42-107039 Ice Cold Katy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Grenier 27/2/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-M] Deenethorpe 23/3/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45...

  • 42-31891 The Shape

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-P] Deenethorpe 15/2/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-39993 'Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13', 'Grossly Inadequate'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; 118m landing accident at base with Jim Nolan 7/5/45; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 8/5/45. HELL’S ANGELS OUT OF CHUTE 13 aka GROSSLY INADEQUATE. ...

  • 42-97947

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/4/44; 1SAG Langley 16/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 351BG Polebrook 8/7/44; transferred 612BS/401BG [SC-U] Deenethorpe 7/8/44; 613BS; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/8/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/5/46.

  • 43-38637

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/8/44; Hunter 16/9/44; Grenier 24/9/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-L] Deenethorpe 5/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 44-6506 Satisfaction Guaranteed

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [SC-N] Deenethorpe 12/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; Sth Plains 6/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

  • 44-8033

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 13/6/44; Langley 3/7/44; Dow Field 24/7/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-C] Deenethorpe 18/8/44; 615BS [IY-C]; transferred 305BG Chelveston 5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

  • 44-8153

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 17/8/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-Q] Deenethorpe 19/8/44; 615BS [IY-O]; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

  • 44-8259

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 26/7/44; Hunter 24/8/44; Grenier 9/10/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IW-K] Deenethorpe 18/11/44; 614BS [IW-G]; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

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Missions

  • 731

    30 November 1944

  • 736

    4 December 1944

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 748

    12 December 1944

  • 750

    15 December 1944

  • 764

    27 December 1944

  • 772

    31 December 1944

  • 774

    1 January 1945

  • 778

    3 January 1945

  • 803

    21 January 1945

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Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2021 23:03:55 acbernstein1 Changes to role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=0004

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2017 15:57:45 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=4

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