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Allen L Batson


Shot up by flak over Hamburg, June 20 1944 the lead ship returned to the base minus virtually everything but the crew. With one engine knocked out and the propeller vibrating wildly, and another engine throwing out oil, the veteran crew command


Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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...


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:30 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /