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Howard Golden Allen
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1919
Alton
Oregon County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1944
Metz-en-Couture, France

Was in Eminence, Shannon County, MO, when Grandma Sconce (Mary Angeline Taylor Sconce) died and left his mother with the hope that he would get an extension on his furlough due to Grandma's death, but he didn't. He went overseas and was killed in about 9 months on December 24, 1944, in the last bombing raid on Metz, France, during WW II and was buried in France.

Howard worked in transportation with the Railroad and was Yard Master at Metz, France when he was killed. The story, as told by one of his buddies, was that the Germans had bombed Metz and they thought all the bombers were gone. Howard gave the orders, "Let's go back to work, boys". Howard was the first one out. They started out of the shelter. About that time, a stray bomber came over. They all headed back for shelter. Some of them made it back, but Howard didn't and was killed by the bomb dropped by that last bomber. Aunt Effie and Uncle Bill had his body brought back to Missouri after the war was over and he is buried in Cave Springs Cemetery near Alton, Oregon County, MO, beside his father and mother's graves. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Arthur Allen (1889 - 1961)
  Effie Mae Sconce Allen (1893 - 1959)
 
 Sibling:
  Carl Wayne Allen (1915 - 1983)*
  Howard Golden Allen (1919 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cave Springs Cemetery
Alton
Oregon County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: LanitaSS
Record added: Sep 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7814784
Howard Golden Allen
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Howard Golden Allen
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Howard Golden Allen
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- LanitaSS
 Added: Sep. 29, 2011

- Rhonda
 Added: Dec. 28, 2009
Howard Golden Allen, s/o William Arthur [Bill] Allen and Effie Mae Sconce. Killed in Metz, France during WWII. We miss you Cousin Howard!
- LanitaSS
 Added: May. 31, 2009
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