Donald C Allen

Military

Object Number - UPL 19685 - 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...

"DC", as he was called, attended the following service schools:
Preflight Pilot Training - San Antonio, TX
Primary Pilot Training - Hicks Field, TX
Aerial Gunnery - Laredo, TX
Adv. Bomb Trng - AFV Big Springs Texas in 44
Bmbdr Refresher - MAAF Midland Texas in 45
Bmbdr Instructor - MAAF Midland Texas in 45

He arrived in England on June 28, 1944
And left there March 29, 1945

DC was first assigned to the Lehr Crew at Horsham St. Faith, July 1944. In October and November 1944 he then flew with the Stoesser crew as their Navigator. In December 1944, DC Allen then flew with the Sullivan crew as their Navigator. From Jan 1945 to the end of his missions Feb 1945, he flew with the Barnhart crew.

He flew back to the States and trained as a Bombardier Instructor in Texas.
His date of relief from active duty was November 19, 1945

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Counter Measures (radar)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Yankee Buzz Bomb
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wolves Lair
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: My Bunnie II
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Miss Gus, Patchie
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 1 August 1944
  • Date: 2 August 1944
A B-24 Liberator of the 492nd Bomb Group bombs a target near Hamburg. 

Handwritten caption on reverse: 'USAF- 492nd BG showing successful result on oil target near Hamburg, 6 Aug 1944.'
  • Date: 6 August 1944
  • Date: 3 October 1944

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Sara Grivas, daughter
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Sara Grivas, daughter
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Sara Grivas, daughter.
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Sara Grivas, daughter. [email protected]

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Sara Grivas ([email protected]), his daughter.

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Daughter, Sara Grivas

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Daughter, Sara Grivas. [email protected]

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Sara Grivas, DC Allen's daughter

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From his yearbook and paperwork. Im his daughter, [email protected]

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Sara Grivas
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Date28 Dec 2015 20:35:21
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All information has been posted by DC's youngest daughter, Sara Kay Grivas from his military records.

Donald Charles Allen passed away on March 31, 2011 at the age of 89.

Date28 Dec 2015 20:14:00
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All of the above has been entered by his youngest daughter, Sara Kay Grivas. This information has been taken directly from his Military Record and Report of Separation Certificate of Service.

Donald C Allen passed away at the age of 89 on March 31, 2011.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:25
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458bg.com / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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