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SSGT Joseph Theron Allen
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1920
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1944
West Papua, Indonesia

Missing on reconnaissance flight aboard 5th Air Force B-24J Liberator #42-73449 on mission from Darwin, Australia to photograph shipping at Manokwari, Dutch West Indies (West Papua, Indonesia). Forty minutes after leaving the target area, planes broke formation to enter a weather front, at about 14:00 hours. Ship 449 was not seen or heard from again. A search box from Bentoni Bay in the west to Mois Waar to the east and southward on the aircraft's path back to Darwin was conducted. The missing craft was never located. It is unknown if it went down over land or into a bay.

He is also among the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

The missing crew were:

1 Lt Franklin A Hastings, Pilot
2 Lt Marvin H Robinson, Co-Pilot
1 Lt Frederick J Estes, Jr, Navigator
1 Lt Raymond E Gilmore, Bombardier
TSgt William A Marshall, Engineer
TSgt Francis L Moshier, Radio Operator
SSgt Joseph T Allen, Asst. Radio Op.
SSgt Arthur N Willer, Asst. Engr.
SSgt Peter H Finck, Armorer-Gunner
SSgt Charles W Carlson, Gunner
Sgt Thomas E Guilfoyle, Photographer

Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters,
Purple Heart.

Entered the US Army Air Corps, July 8, 1941.

Trained at Jefferson Proving Grounds, Ind.;
Tuscon Ariz,; Biggs Field, Tex.; Lowry Field,
Colo.; Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; Chanute Field,
Ill.; and Las Vegas, Nev.
Served in Darwin, Australia.
Home Address Dublin and Pulaski, VA. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Samuel Allen (1896 - 1929)
  Mittie Turman Allen (1900 - 1992)
  Joseph Theron Allen (1920 - 1944)*
  Joseph Theron Allen (1920 - 1944)
  Donald David Allen (1927 - 1990)*
  Samuel Gene Allen (1929 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Newbern Cemetery
Pulaski County
Virginia, USA
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Oct 29, 2009
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SSGT Joseph Theron Allen
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SSGT Joseph Theron Allen
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SSGT Joseph Theron Allen
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Feb. 8, 2016

- Donna Sutphin Armentrout
 Added: Feb. 4, 2016
Thank you for your service in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Feb. 25, 2011
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