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Alvah Allen

Military

Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Anklam, Germany. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-29740. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 896.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Morris Guttu

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Anklam, Germany. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-29740. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 896. ...

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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. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29740 Tondelayo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43 - original group ship with 95th BG; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-R] RAF Alconbury; force landed Alconbury after sustaining NBD with Don Eastling 19/5/43; transferred to 337BS/96BG [AW-G]...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kenne, New Hampshire, USA 25 October 1918
Enlisted Manchester, NH, USA 28 March 1941
Based Bassingbourn 1943 – 9 October 1943

Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 9 October 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Shot down Denmark 9 October 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Anklam, Germany. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-29740. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 896.

Died Keene, NH, USA 2 December 1995

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2018 10:27:59 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28612528?terms=42-29740
https://www.fold3.com/record/85462751-alvah-allen
https://www.fold3.com/record/114973-alvah-allen
https://www.fold3.com/page/528375461-alvah-allen-1918/facts
https://www.fold3.com/record/528375461-alvah-allen-1918
https://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=385129

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 896 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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