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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 VII-A

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kenne, New Hampshire, USA 25 October 1918
Enlisted Manchester, NH, USA 28 March 1941

Manchester, New Hampshire

Based Bassingbourn 1943 – 9 October 1943

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

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

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag VIIa.

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
23 October 2021 18:58:06 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events 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
22 October 2021 16:32:13 jmoore43 Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag 7A per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

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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