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Officers of the original Charles W. Smith crew: Charles W. Smith, Merle P. Brown, Charles L. Stevenson, Herman F. Allen

Connections

Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Herman Allen

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Flak knocked out two engines of B-17G #42-40006 'Liberty Lady' over the target of Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 and the crew headed toward Sweden and landed on the island of Gotland. Interned.

  • Merle Brown

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Flak knocked out two engines of B-17G #42-40006 'Liberty Lady' over the target of Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 and the crew headed toward Sweden and landed on the island of Gotland. Interned.

  • Charles Smith

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flak knocked out two engines of B-17G #42-40006 'Liberty Lady' over the target of Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 and the crew headed toward Sweden and landed on the island of Gotland. Interned. He returned to England in fall of 1944 and flew 12 more missions to...

  • Charles Stevenson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17 on mission to Halberstadt, Gr on 11 Jan 1944.

Aircraft

  • 42-40006 Liberty Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-H] Thurleigh 18/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Chas Smith, Co-pilot: Merle Brown, Navigator: Stan Buck, Bombardier: Herman Allen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Locations

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2014 13:58:02 PatDiGeorge Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Herman F. Allen's wartime scrapbook, per daughter Pat DiGeorge

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2014 13:52:34 PatDiGeorge Created entrycaption
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