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Clarence E Allen


Clarence E Allen was declared missing in action on 12 October 1944, aged 23. Allen was taking part in a dive-bombing mission over Aachen, when his squadron engaged enemy fighters over Dusseldorf. All aircraft except Allen's returned to base, and eyewitnesses suggested that his aircraft was crashed near the site of the air battle.

Allen's remains were recovered by the American Graves Registration Command in 1948, but they were deemed unidentifiable, and he was interred at Ardennes American Cemetery, as an unknown soldier. While his name was listed on the Wall of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery.

Following the excavation of his crash site in Germany 2003, and the identification of his aircraft, Allen was disinterred from Ardennes American Cemetery in 2005 and positively identified in 2018. His remains were returned to his family.


Units served with

  • 368th Fighter Group

    368th Fighter Group

    The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in...

  • 395th Fighter Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles County, California, USA 12 February 1921
Died Dusseldorf 12 October 1944
Buried 1948

Buried as an unknown soldier in Plot A Row 43 Grave 16

Buried 1948

Listed on the Wall of the Missing

Remains recovered 2018


Date Contributor Update
19 July 2019 11:07:30 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

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