Navigator 1st/Lt. Ronald S. Allen, Jr. DFC
Hometown: Muskogee, Okla.
Squadron: 506th BS 44th Bomb Group
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal,
Pilot 1st/Lt. William N. Anderson DFC
Mission Date : 1-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40172
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Name: LYNN BARI II
Location: Crew of 9 successfully returned to base in Libya.
Lt. Ronald S. Allen, was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor in the Ploesti raid "Operation Tidal Wave" August 1st 1943. One of the most daring raids of WW2. Coming in at tree top level the 44th BG destroy Romanian oil refineries.
Lt. Ronald S. Allen had a long successful USAAF career eventually retiring as Lt. Colonel.
Crew of LYNN BARI II
1Lt William N. Anderson Pilot
Ronald S. Allen, Jr Navigator
T/Sgt. Walter N. Goodson Engineer
T/Sgt. Victor A. McMenamin Gunner
Fl. Of. Carl S. Satterland Co Pilot
1st/Lt. Henry W. Scott Bombardier
S/Sgt. Allie Hearne
S/Sgt. George E. Hartney Gunner
WORLD WAR II
Jewell Virginia Hayner Allen
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