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Harry Joseph Allen

Military

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf in B-24 44-50838 'Red Bow' 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13730

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Robert Mains

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Mains was killed in action (KIA) while flying B-24 Liberator #44-50838 on 4 April 1945. He was taking part in a mission to attack German bases at Parchim, Perleberg and Wesendorf, when his aircraft encountered enemy fighters over Hamburg. ...

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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. ...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 714th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-50838 'Red Bow'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf with Robert Mains crew 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg 1 x POW, 9 x KIA MACR 13730 Only one of the crew, Charles Cupp, survived.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Missoula, Montana, USA 21 August 1918

Son of Joseph H and Hilda V Allen.

Education Francis Xavier Church Missoula, MT 1936

Graduated from Francis Xavier Church Missoula, MT

Employed 1937

Worked in signals dept, National Pacific Railway.

Enlisted Montana 16 October 1940
Based Seething 1944 – 4 April 1945

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Lauenburg, Germany 4 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf in B-24 44-50838 'Red Bow' 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg KIA MACR 13730

Buried 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Netherlands American Cemetery
Magratten, Netherlands

Buried Saint Mary Cemetery Missoula, MT 1948

Memorialised
Saint Mary Cemetery
Missoula, MT

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2020 19:44:42 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29425553
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763276
https://www.fold3.com/record/529868185-harry-j-allen
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296280

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2015 15:57:52 Lucyd Changes to unit associations
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13730
http://www.fold3.com/image/29425553/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13730 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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