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He was an aviation cadet from Feb. 18, 1943 to March 17, 1944, He attended Preflight Pilot Training for 8 weeks in San Antonio, TX and Primary Pilot Training for 8 weeks at Hicks Field, Texas. Pilot class 43-K in Texas



  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...


  • Donald Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator
    "DC", as he was called, attended the following service schools: ...


  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...


Date Contributor Update
30 November 2019 01:50:38 Tagyou Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations

Owner of photo, daughter of Donald C Allen, Sara Grivas.

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 20:21:19 Tagyou Created entry with collection