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Lawrence F Allard

Military

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. On a fighter support mission to Munster on 11-Mar-44, P-51B 43-6849 lost oil pressure due to heavy flak and crashed at Essen- Altenessen after the pilot bailed out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3054.

Service

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. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-6849

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-8433

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Lawrence F Allard. Crashed Structural Failure Cat 5 damage 4-Dec-43 - Lt Roland L Vincent KIFA.

Associated Place

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Marion County, IN, USA 4 October 1916
Lived in Detroit, MI, USA 1940
Enlisted New Albany, IN 47150, USA 23 January 1942
Promotion 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 1944

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 11 March 1944 – 1945

Prisoner of War (POW).

Shot down / baled out Essen-Altenessen, Stadtbezirke V, 45326 Essen, Germany 11 March 1944

On a fighter support mission to Munster on 11-Mar-44, P-51B 43-6849 lost oil pressure due to heavy flak and crashed at Essen- Altenessen after the pilot bailed out. MACR 3054.

Died Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 24 February 2008
Buried Broward County, FL, USA March 2008

Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens East
Hollywood
Broward County
Florida, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 14:16:30 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from:
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 3054, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2016 13:26:34 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Allard&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/page/84185229_lawrence_f%20allard/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Allard&GSfn=Lawren...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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