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Archive Report: US Forces
1941 - 1945

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08.08.1944 No 368th Fighter Squadron Mustang P51B 42-106867 CV-I 2nd Lt. John C. Allen

Operation: Ramrod, Lisieux, France

Date: 8th August 1944 (Tuesday)

Unit: No. 368th Fighter Squadron 359th Fighter Group

Type: P51B Mustang

Serial: 42-106867 "Pegelin"

Code: CV-I

Base: East Wretham, Thetford, Norfolk

Location: Breteuil, France

Pilot: 2nd Lt John C. Allen O-815629 USAAF Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Understood to have been shot down by a Fw190 flown by Uffz. Otto Horch 4/JG26 during a Ramrod sortie - we welcome any further information on this loss.

Burial details:

2nd Lt John C Allen. Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, France. Plot A. Row 22. Grave 11. Next of kin details not available - are you able to assist?

Researched Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered - October 2016. With thanks to Peter Harley and Andy Anderson for photographs.

Acknowledgments: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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