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Allen R McMurran

Military

Born Carthage Missouri Jan 2, 1916

Assigned Aug 1944 with Crew #4247 to 339th Bomb Squadron / 96th Bomb Group as ball turret gunner on B-17. Completed 35 missions and returned to the states in Jan 1945.

Died Corona, California Feb 14, 2000

Service

People

  • Salvatore Ciofago

    Military | Sergeant | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Aug 1944

  • Irving Grossman

    Military | 96th Bomb Group

  • Willard Mainord

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Aug 1944

  • Cornelius McCann

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Aug 1944

  • Frederick Newton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Aug 1944

  • Floyd Peterson

    Military | Sergeant | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Aug 1944

  • Don Roberts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Aug 1944

  • Charles Rohrbaugh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Aug 1944

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-102586 Little Joe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Hunter 14/4/44; Dow Fd 26/4/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-Z] Snetterton 1/5/44; Salvaged 31/5/45. LITTLE JOE. ...

  • 42-31140

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Romulus 10/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-T] Snetterton 17/10/43; transferred 343ASS/325ASG Langford Lodge, NI, damaged in landing accident with Fred Barton 21/5/45; Salvaged 7/6/45.

  • 42-32006 DURATION PLUS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Presque Is 25/2/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-V] Snetterton 3/3/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 3/10/44 with ?; force landed France?; Salvaged 15/11/45. DURATION PLUS.

  • 42-97939

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-B] Snetterton 7/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

  • 43-37643

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/44; Patterson 21/5/44; Kearney 26/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-R] Snetterton 8/7/44; with Alva Hedegecock was damaged by 44-8728 in taxi accident at Deopham Green 7/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168...

  • 43-37647

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Dow Fd 9/6/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-F] Snetterton 12/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-37767 Star Eyes, My Ideal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/44; Patterson 26/6/44; Kearney 26/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-H] Snetterton 8/7/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 2/3/45 with Benton Gatch, Co-pilot: John Kennedy, Navigator: Emmett Brown, Bombardier: John Ozier,...

  • 43-37775 OH! Hard Luck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 1/6/44; Grenier 18/6/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-E] Snetterton 19/6/44 HELL'S CHARIOT; landing accident at base with Neal Keys 23/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; with Bill Evans to Scott Fd, IlL 10/7/45;...

  • 43-37789

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/44; Patterson 30/5/44; Kearney 30/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG Snetterton [MZ- ] 14/7/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Harvey Fox, Co-pilot: Tom Tierney, Bombardier: Bill Andrews, Flight engineer/top...

  • 43-37798

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/44; Kearney 1/6/44; Grenier 16/6/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-Q] Snetterton 20/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA...

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Missions

  • 541

    11 August 1944

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 570

    25 August 1944

  • 575

    26 August 1944

  • 590

    30 August 1944
    End of Operation Overlord. ...

  • 605

    5 September 1944

  • 611

    8 September 1944
    We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

  • 613

    9 September 1944

  • 619

    10 September 1944

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

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Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 08:28:14 JohnnyMac Changes to service number, highest rank and biography
Sources

Per his documentation.

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 08:06:50 JohnnyMac Changes to media associations
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Personal picture.

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 07:48:06 JohnnyMac Changes to person associations
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Per mission loading list

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 07:41:58 JohnnyMac Changes to person associations
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Per mission loading lists.

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 07:38:05 JohnnyMac Changes to person associations
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Per loading lists

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 07:35:06 JohnnyMac Changes to person associations
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Per my father's loading lists.

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2020 23:04:08 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
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Added a connection to "Snetterton Heath" AFB.

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2020 23:02:40 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
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Removed connection to the AFB.

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2019 11:33:28 general ira snapsorter Changes to mission associations
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Associated missions.

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2019 05:11:52 JohnnyMac Changes to nickname, role, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

My father's mission list

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Snetterton Falcons, pg 187

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