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Harry Walter Allert


Bronze Star, DUC, EAME


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-37886 Blitzing Betsy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/10/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Lowell Watts captured by civilians, Co-pilot: Bob Kennedy, Navigator: Emmett Murphy, Bombardier: Ed Kelley, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...


Event Location Date
Born Racine, Wisconsin 30 October 1909
First Enlistment 19 November 1928 – 18 November 1929
Lived in Mud Mountain Dam, Washington 1940
Second Enlistment 18 June 1942 – 18 September 1945

Worked for the Guy F. Atkinson Construction Company at the time of his re-enlistment

Lived in Seattle, Washington 1951

7743 18th AVE NW

Died Seattle, Washington 24 October 1957
Buried Crown Hill Cemetery, Seattle. Washington 28 October 1957

Crown Hill Cemetery
Seattle, Washington


Date Contributor Update
08 March 2019 00:32:08 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:29 AAM AAM ingest

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