Thomas Pearson Allen


Assigned to 340BS, 97BG, 12/15AF USAAF. ETD


Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), American campaign, EAME (2BS), WWII Victory, Korean and UN medals.


Post war: Served in USAF in Korea and Vietnam retiring from USAF as a Lt Colonel.


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Units served with

Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



Event Location Date Description


14 March 1922 BornWilliamsport, Pennsylvania


25 November 1942 EnlistedHarrisburg, Pennsylvania


19 February 2008 DiedOxford, Mississippi


22 February 2008 InterredBethesda CemeterySenatobia, Mississippi