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James Samuel Allman
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1920
Death: Feb. 6, 1945

He was a son of James Ivey and Anna Howard Allman, James was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on November 17, 1920.

He married Helena Gronlund/Granlundhad on June 17, 1944, in Tampa, Florida.

James attended Hot Springs High School and after graduation attended Southwestern University at Memphis, Tennessee. After college, he went to work at the Arkansas National Bank in Hot Springs as a bookkeeper. James entered the Army Air Corps in July 1942, two months after his older brother George Franklin Allman joined the Air Corps and served in a glider unit. James received his basic training at Santa Ana, California, and then attended Radio Operators School at Scott Field, Illinois, and Gunnery School at Yuma, Arizona. After serving two years in the United States, James left for England on September 18, 1944, and participated in the air offensive over Germany. He flew in 20 missions and on the twentieth, was killed when the B-17G Sn# 43-38080 in which he was radio operator/waist gunner. The aircraft had participated in a raid on German war facilities at Lutter, Germany. As the aircraft was cleared into the descent landing pattern to land at Polebrook Air Station, Northamptonshire, England, it was struck from beneath by another B-17. The collision tore the right wing off Allman's B-17, and both bombers crashed about 3 miles from the air field, killing all of the crew members on both planes.

Technical Sergeant James Samuel Allman earned the following decorations/badges during his service to our country during World war II:
Air Gunner Wings
Rifle and Pistol marksmanship Badge(s)
Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Theater Campaign Medal
European Theater of Operations Campaign Medal with two battle stars
World War II Victory Medal
Meritorious Service Wreath with "2" Device (now ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster)
(Biography written by Rick Lawrence, MSgt., USMC/USAFR [RET])

Tech Sgt Army Air Corps 8th Air Force
Family links: 
  James I. Allman (1885 - 1968)
  Anna H. Allman (1890 - 1973)
Greenwood Cemetery
Hot Springs
Garland County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Block E North
Created by: P. V. Hays
Record added: Nov 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31568363
James Samuel Allman
Added by: Rick Lawrence
James Samuel Allman
Added by: Rick Lawrence
James Samuel Allman
Added by: P. V. Hays
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Salute To Our Veterans Who Sacrificed So Much For So Many. Forever In The Loving Arms Of Our Heavenly Father.
- Sue Moore-Hardy
 Added: Oct. 9, 2013
In honored remembrance of your service and sacrifice to our country and for the Allied cause in World war II. May your sacrifice not have been in vain...
- Rick Lawrence
 Added: Sep. 23, 2012
ASN 18136207. 351st Bomb Group. 511 Bomb Squadron. Perished when B-17G Flying Fortress #43-38080 collided with #43-37595 over Lutton, on approach to Polebrook, England.
- Tim Cook
 Added: Jan. 7, 2012

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