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Lee V Allen

Military

1st Lieutenant L.V. Allen was born on April 15, 1916, the son of Cadmus Lee Allen and Vada V. Allen. He was married to Eppie Jo Allen, and his hometown was Forth Worth, Texas. He received his commission as an officer on June 26, 1943.

On December 31, 1943, he was the pilot of "Buzz Buggy,” B-24 tail 42-7577, of the 446th Bomb Group, 704th Bomb Squadron. Their target was La Rochelle, France. The plane was never seen again airborne, and was later learned to have crashed in the vicinity of Mimizan, southwest of Bordeaux, France.

In 1947, Eppie Jo Allen remarried, so Cadmus Lee Allen was declared his legal next of kin and determined the disposition of his remains. L.V. Allen is buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fort. Worth, Texas, USA 15 April 1916

1st Lieutenant L.V. Allen was born on April 15, 1916, the son of Cadmus Lee Allen and Vada V. Allen.

Killed in Action (KIA) Mimizan, France 31 December 1943

On December 31, 1943, he was the pilot of "Buzz Buggy,” B-24 tail #42-7577, of the 446th Bomb Group, 704th Bomb Squadron. Their target was La Rochelle, France. The plane was never seen again airborne, and was later learned to have crashed in the vicinity of Mimizan, southwest of Bordeaux, France.

Marriage and Commission

He was married to Eppie Jo Allen, and his hometown was Forth Worth, Texas. He received his commission as an officer on June 26, 1943.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 14:14:13 general ira snapsorter Changes to firstname and biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 1679;
- www.446bg.com;
- The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 39

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2015 02:41:07 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to highest rank
Sources

IDPF researched by Bill Beigel.

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2015 02:15:30 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1679 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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