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Milfred Lewis Allen

Military

Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from night mission as a Pathfinder in B-26 42-107680 'Pickled Dilly' 8-Jul-44. Bombing raid on V bomb storage facility at Chateau de Ribeaucourt, France. Killed in action (KIA) MACR 6623

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Claude Jones

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 Awards: DFC, AM (9OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 451st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107680 'Pickled Dilly'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter 6 x KIA MACR 6623

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Danvers, IL 5 July 1920

Son of Lewis Warren and Myrtle R [Miller] Allen.

Enlisted Peoria, IL 5 August 1942

Peoria, Illinois

Based Andrews Field 1943 – 8 July 1944

Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Abbeville, FR 8 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter KIA MACR 6623

Buried Amiens, FR 9 July 1944

Interred
Amiens cemetery, France

Buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, IL 1948

Re-Interred
Park Lawn Cemetery
Danvers,
McLean County, IL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 11:38:18 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
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Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 22:58:26 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/310763322
https://www.fold3.com/image/100199818
https://www.fold3.com/record/84428919-milfred-l-allen
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21830644/milfred-allen

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2018 17:11:53 Mike Allen Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, role, biography and awards
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Edited by: Michael Allen, Nephew of Milfred Allen

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 12:05:45 Emily Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, biography, events and unit associations
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FInd a Grave

B-26.net

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