Allison, Stuart R., Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF MOS 611, 418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1944
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
418th Bomb Squadron
Thorpe-Abbots, United Kingdom

Casualty Date
Aug 11, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
Monmouth Cemetery - Monmouth, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen

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Aerial Gunner Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)100th Bombardment Group, Heavy418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1943-1944, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 611, 100th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 611, 418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Bombing Raids Over France
  1944-1944 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Bombing Raids Over Germany
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1944-1944, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
Stuart R. Allison was born in Monmouth, Illinois on September 16, 1925 to Frederick A. and Dorothy Rankin Allison. Both US Censuses 1930 and 1940 lists the family as residing in Monmouth. Allison is shown as a Junior in the Monmouth High School Yearbook, 1942.

No enlistment records have been located for Allison, but the Headstone Application states he joined the military on July 26, 1943. He was trained as an aerial gunner, and assigned to crew training. The crew deployed to England in July, 1944, and flew 5 missions.

On August 11, 1944, the crew was selected to participate i bombing the airfield located at Villacoubly, France. Over the coast line, the aircraft was hit by several flak shells, resulting in severe damage, as well as wounding the pilot. co-pilot, and engineer.

The pilot quickly gave the bail out signal, and the crew jumped. The pilot stayed on station to guide the wreckage from populated areas. The German gunners fired on the men in their parachutes, killing two. Their records state that four dead were recovered, two from the wreckage and two from being shot while in parachutes.

The townspeople of Calmart, France, took up a collection, and buried the dead in the Calmart Cemetery. They later erected a memorial plaque honoring the 4 airmen who died here that day. After the war, some of the bodies were retrieved and moved. Sgt Allison now lies in the Monmouth Cemetery in Monmouth, Illinois.
Headstone Application for Marker, dated 1948


Sgt Stuart R. Allison was acting as tail gunner on B-17G # 42-6087, named "Royal Flush," assigned to the 418th Bomb Squadron.

Missing Air Crew Report 8074 was issued for this loss. Crew rosters and personnel files show the crew consisted of:

2 Lt Alf Aske, Jr.  p
2 Lt Charles B. Barber  c-p
2 Lt Gordon E. Davis  nav
2 Lt James D. Magargee  bomb
Sgt  Robert F. Williams  eng/tt gun
Sgt  Charles M. Nekvasil  ro
Sgt  Norman C. Fernaays  btg
Sgt  Armando Consorto  wg
Sgt Stuart R. Allison  tail gun

Ranks and grades as of mission date.

Lts Aske and Davis were killed in the crash; Sgts Williams and Allison were killed in their parachutes during descent.

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