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George K Allen Jr

Military

Damaged by flak and crashed in Switzerland on 7/13/44 in B-17 #42,107031, INT.

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 550th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107031

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2/2/44; Grenier 5/3/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 13/3/44; 550BS/385BG [SG-N] Gt Ashfield 12/3/44; Missing in Action Munich 13/7/44 with Bob Turner, Co-pilot: Ken Daniels, Navigator: George Allen, Bombardier: Bob Dewey, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2020 00:54:30 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7490

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