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Grant O Allen
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Birth: Dec. 4, 1923
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA
Death: May 9, 1944, Thailand

He was a welder by trade & enlisted in 1941 in the army air corps. He was in Pearl Harbor six days before the attack.

Sgt Allen was a gunner on B-24J #42-73302 nicknamed 'Leaping Lena', assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron, based in Kurmitola, India. They were on a night mission to lay mines in Sattahip Harbor, Thailand. To do so required flying at very low altitude, & after completing their drop, they headed towards the open sea to the south. At an altitude of about 300 feet they flew over a Japanese gunboat & were immediately riddled with 20mm fire. Two engines failed, the wing caught on fire & they were forced to ditch in the water near the Sattahip naval base. Two crewmen survived to become prisoners of war; Allen & 7 others died.
(Bio courtesy dfr
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Edwin Allen (1879 - 1966)
  Minnie Alvina Petersen Allen (1881 - 1949)
 
 Siblings:
  Arden Edwin Allen (1904 - 1996)*
  Ernest Peterson Allen (1907 - 1992)*
  Rollin Lyman Allen (1909 - 1991)*
  Whitney Monroe Allen (1911 - 1920)*
  Horace Wilby Allen (1915 - 1931)*
  Vernon Willis Allen (1917 - 1998)*
  Helen Vera Allen Larson Simmons (1920 - 2005)*
  Grant O Allen (1923 - 1944)
  Lenard Burton Allen (1926 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ucon Cemetery
Ucon
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Collins Crapo
Record added: May 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14183875
Grant O Allen
Added by: Collins Crapo
 
Grant O Allen
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