David Christopher Allen

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Crashed, exploded and burned 5-Jan-45 in assembly ship B-24 44-40165 'Rage in Heaven' near Swaffham after taking off in a snowstorm to lead the assembly of the group. Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH, EAME (5 x battle stars).

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 852nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-463894
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot / Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Rage In Heaven
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 852nd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

Swaffham, UK 1945-01-05 Crashed, exploded and burned in assembly ship B-24 44-40165 'Rage in Heaven' near Swaffham Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried

1945-01-06 Cambridge American Cemetery Coton, Cambs, UK Plot D Row 3 Grave 80

Born

Dallas County, TX 1913-10-20 Son of Gray L. and Frances E [Braddock] Allen.

Enlisted

Dallas, TX 1942-10-08 Dallas, Texas

Based

North Pickenham 1944-05-10 - 1945-01-05 Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Training

Sheppard Field, Chicago, IL Trained - Sheppard Field, Chicago, Illinois

Other

Training

Fort Myers, Florida Trained - Fort Myers, Florida

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:00
ContributorAAM
Sources

Combat Sup / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia