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Andrew Lanson Allen

Military

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt in B-17 42-97464 'What Next ?'; Shot down 13-Apr-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3941

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Boudinot Stimson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt in B-17 42-97464 'What Next ?'; Shot down 13-Apr-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3941 Awards: AM (2OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97464

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Assigned 749BS/457BG [P] Glatton 19/1/44; transferred 614BS/401BG [IW-D] Deenethorpe 11/3/44 Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Boudinot Stimson, Co-pilot: Bob Timberlake, Bombardier: Jack Pfaffman,...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Stowe, Vermont, USA 14 March 1920

Son of Lanson Ernest and Helen Elizabeth [Johnson] Allen.

Enlisted Fort Devens, MA 6 February 1942

Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Based Deenethorpe 1944 – 13 April 1944

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Weibersbrunn, Germany 13 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt in B-17 42-97464 'What Next ?'; Shot down 13-Apr-44. POW. MACR 3941

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 13 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb.

Died Morrisville, VT 11 January 2005
Buried Mountain View Cemetery Morristown, Lamoille County, VT 15 January 2005

Mountain View Cemetery
Morristown,
Lamoille County, VT

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2019 17:35:36 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29638318
https://www.fold3.com/record/85504553-andrew-l-allen
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/131892888/andrew-lanson-allen

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3941 / MACR 3941, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=554 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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