Harold O ALLENSWORTH

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE38541748
AGE19 yo
DATE OF BIRTH29 june 1925
ETATOKLAHOMA
FAMILYSingle
RANKSergeant
FONCTIONBall Turret Gunner
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-NE
DATE of ENLISTEMENT10 august 1943
 SQUADRON838th  Bomb Squadron
 GROUP487th Bomb Group (Heavy)
ARMY8th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH6 june 1944allensworth tombes1
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHChannel, 25 miles from Alderney Island
DATA PLAN --
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
Wall of Missing
DECORATION

Air Medal

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal

 

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Photo FDLM

victory medal

 

 

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487th Bomb Group (Heavy)
STORY
Harold enlisted in the Us Air Force in Houston, Texas in 1943.
He leaves his girlfriend Doris who will never marry after the loss
Harold. He starts training as a gunner within the 838th Bomb Squadron
and will finish on B-24 in late 1943 Arizona. In the first quarter of
1944 the crew completes their training on B-24 within the 487th
Bomb Group. It is then the deployment towards the Great Britain
to Lavenham where the 487th arrives on April 5, 1944.
The unit is based on 137 station in Suffolk. The history of B-24
"SWEATIN 'IT OUT" began in May 1944 with his first missions.
On June 6, 1944, the 487th Bomb Group sent two squadrons on the
first of the three missions of DDAY which is to bomb an important
cross on Caen; cloud cover blocks visibility and they do not find the
target; preferring to spare civilian lives they will try to find it
and thus waste time and consume more of fuel ... They then take
the road of return by following the zone affected heavy bombers
going west of the Jersey Islands and Guernesey. Bombers will drop
their bombs into the sea. At 8:42, the Saffron Walden station receives
a distress call from "SWEATIN 'IT OUT", it is located 25 miles from
Aldernay Island with four engines stopped.
The crew will never be found.

Harold & DorisPhoto FDLM
LAVENHAM  Lavenham Trail
Crew Markowitz Equipage
2/Lt Norman E. GROSS Pilot - 2/Lt Willard D. HASKELL Co-Pilot
2/Lt Francis E. MOKE Navigator - S/Sgt Benjamin A. HUEBEL Jr Engineer
S/Sgt Max I. MARKOWITZ Radio - Sgt Charles Mc WILLIAMS Nose Turret
Sgt Stanley J. BENSON Upper Turret - Sgt Harold O. ALLENSWORTH Ball Turret - S/Sgt Henry B. WESTOFF Jr Tail Turret
 
B24 42-52629  Photo FDLM
Photo FDLM  Nose Art

Location CrashPhoto FDLM

 Photo FDLM  Wall of Missing

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