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Allen James Chalmers

Military

Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 376th Fighter Squadron

Missions

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Norfolk County, MA, USA 28 August 1924
Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 24 November 1942
Based East Wretham October 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

E/A Destroyed [Ground] 4981 Reichersberg, Austria 16 April 1945

Destroyed Fw190 [Ground] Riechersberg A/D 16-Apr-45.

End of War May 1945
Died Orlando, FL, USA 18 May 2008

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2017 18:49:19 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, events and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/82434376-allen-j-chalmers
https://www.fold3.com/page/83447417-allen-j-chalmers/facts
https://www.fold3.com/image/29436472

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2017 17:55:38 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/82434376-allen-j-chalmers
https://www.fold3.com/page/83447417-allen-j-chalmers/facts

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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