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Jack Allen


On the Mission DETROIT orders, Jack Allen, Flight Officer # T-120696 was listed as the Co-pilot of CG-4A #42-79199, towed by C-47A #42-100573, Chalk # 5. For Operation VARSITY, in Serial A-9, he was listed as a 2nd LT, piloting CG-4A glider #42-79394, Chalk # 86, being towed (short tow) by C-47A #42-100632, Chalk # 3.


Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 85th Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

  • Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Died Seattle, WA, USA 1976


Date Contributor Update
20 May 2018 12:00:23 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

437th TCG Association re-union books
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