|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1944|
Francis was born Jun 25, 1921, in Joliet, Will County, Illinois.
They later moved to Staunton, Macoupin, Illinois.
Francis attended the Methodist Sunday School in Staunton.
And he was an expert basketbal player in the grade school.
Then he enlisted to the air corps.
In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
On Dec 2, 1943 he married to Ruth Mitchell, a English girl from Huntingdon, England.
At the time that francis died, she was pregnant...
His last mission, Mar 13, 1944, Target: Gorenflos, France, after dropping bombs the plane was hit by flak.
Ship was afire and exploded before hitting undercast.
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal
In 1944, when Francis died on the age of 22 he left behind his family :
His wife, Ruth Allen
His daughter, Frances Allen
His father, Crawford C. Allen
His mother, Lillian Allen
His brother, Crawford Allen
Note: Entered the service from Missouri.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Plot: D , Row : 15 , Grave : 46
Maintained by: Andy Swinnen
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56641784
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