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Allen R Yashack


He flew a total 12 combat missions from Thurleigh; scheduled for No 7 he was grounded because of ear problems. A replacement gunner was assigned and the aircraft crashed on take-off killing all on board. He was to fly 5 further missions with another crew and returned to the USA with them in October 1944. He then spent a year at Lowry Field Colorado before being discharged in November 1945. He was afterwards the Diagonal IA Postmaster for 27 years.

Air Medal one cluster


Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Lived in Diagonal, IA 50845, USA


Date Contributor Update
14 May 2022 10:06:18 Helen Changes to role and biography

Iowans of the Mighty Eighth

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25 May 2018 14:14:29 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and media associations

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 22 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.

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27 September 2014 18:03:30 AAM AAM ingest

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia