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Allen Dale Blake
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1916
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1945
Oregon, USA

Second Lieutenant Blake was the co-pilot
of U.S. Army Air Corps B-24D Liberator
#42-40427, serving with the 212th Base
Unit/Combat Crew Training Squadron from
Gowen Field, Idaho.

While on the return leg of a training
flight which took the crew from Idaho to
Hamilton Field in California, the bomber
collided with a ridgeline in the Pueblo
Mountain Range, five miles north of Denio,
Nevada, but on the Oregon side of the
stateline. All eleven crew perished.
It took Army recovery crews three days to
locate the remote wreckage and recover the
bodies.

The crew members killed were:

2nd Lt. Edward A. Bucek, pilot, West Allis,
Wis.
Flt. Off. Anton Pecnik, Two Rivers, Wis.
Flt. Off. Roy L. Pierson, Cadillac, Mich.
T/Sgt. Ernest E. Kampinen, Ashtabula, Ohio
S/Sgt. Dean H. Sautter, Grand Rapids, Ohio
Cpl. Edmund J. Green, Stratton, Colo.
Cpl. Arthur G. Manchester, Lockport, N.Y.
Pfc. Sidney M. Davis, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Pfc. Carl E. McDaniel, Troy, Ohio
Pfc. George B. Wilkins, Jr., Rockville, N.Y. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse A Blake (1892 - 1932)
  Maude Flynn Moos (1891 - 1967)
 
 Sibling:
  Dorothy A Blake Jarman (1914 - 1999)*
  Allen Dale Blake (1916 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
2 LIEUT. ARMY AIR FORCES
 
Burial:
West Batavia Cemetery
Batavia
Kane County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 544, Grave 9
 
Created by: Gary King
Record added: Nov 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16851215
Allen Dale Blake
Added by: Gary King
 
Allen Dale Blake
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Added by: David M. Habben
 
 
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 Added: Jul. 3, 2007
 
 
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