|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1920|
|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,
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.
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)*
SGT, 528 AAF BOMB SQ, 380 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Oct 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43662996