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Allen Doyle Brown

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Gaston Fox crew. Shot down 10-Apr-44 in B-17 42-31511 'Fool's Luck III'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3939

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

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  • Gaston Fox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 10 April 1944 in B-17 42-31511 'Fool's Luck III. ' Prisoner of War (POW). ...

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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

  • 42-31511 'Fools Luck III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-D] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; Missing in Action Evere A/fd 10/4/44 with Gaston Fox, Co-pilot: Francis Hoad, Navigator: Darrel Wilson, Bombardier: Leon Mendelson, Ball...

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

Event Location Date
Born Wilmar, Arkansas 13 April 1921

Son of Edward and Flora Mae [Lillard] Brown.

Enlisted Little Rock, AR 21 October 1942

Little Rock, Arkansas.

Based Deenethorpe 1944 – 10 April 1944

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 3 miles W of Calais 10 April 1944

Shot down 10-Apr-44 in B-17 42-31511 'Fool's Luck III'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3939

Buried 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Liege, Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2020 13:48:14 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29638088
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763547
https://www.fold3.com/record/90424393-allen-d-brown
https://www.fold3.com/record/529856371-allen-d-brown
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56357310/allen-d-brown
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194104381/allen-doyle-brown

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2020 19:49:16 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29638088
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763547
https://www.fold3.com/record/90424393-allen-d-brown
https://www.fold3.com/record/529856371-allen-d-brown
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56357310/allen-d-brown
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194104381/allen-doyle-brown

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2020 04:56:41 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #42-31511 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2020 04:55:21 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

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 / MACR 3939, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=392

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