Allen, Carl, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 612-Aerial Gunner
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, USAAF 8th Army Air Force/332nd Bombardier Squadron
Service Years
1943 - 1944

Sergeant


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bakersfield
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 21, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Santa Fe National Cemetery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Q, 256

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]


 Ribbon Bar

AAF Aerial Gunner Wings


 
 Unit Assignments
USAAF 8th Army Air Force
  1943-1944, USAAF 8th Army Air Force/332nd Bombardier Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Carl Allen served as a gunner aboard a B-17F (tail number 42-31013) with the 332nd Bombardment Squadron (H), 94th Bombardment Group (H), 8th Air Force, based at RAF Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England (Army Air Force Station 468)

The aircraft was lost and went missing in the morning hours on a mission over Regensburg, Germany on 21 July 1944.  En route, enemy flak hit between the #1 and #2 engines, the wing burst into flames. The aircraft rolled over on to its back, then went into a spin. The ship exploded and crashed in the vicinity of Gilze Rijen, Holland.

Crew:
2nd Lt. Kenneth L. Gregg, Pilot
2nd Lt. Kenneth E. Smith, co-pilot
2nd Lt. John T. Peterson, navigator
2nd Lt. Joseph J.  George, bombardier
SSgt. JohnG.  Price, top turret gunner
SSgt. Fredrick R.  Kendig, radio operator
Sgt. Joseph M. Nagula, ball turret gunner
Sgt. Walter L. Woolf,, left waist gunner
Sgt. Latham W. Neal, right waist gunner
Sgt. Carl E. Allen, tail gunner


Designated with Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 7838. Includes the report from German forces who found the aircraft and remains.
   
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