Son of George W. and Etta Jane Allee.
Husband of Celia Irene Folbridge Allee.
Father of Donald W. Allee, Jr.
Donald served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot of a P-61A with the 422nd Night Fighter Squadron, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He resided in Lake County, Indiana prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on April 8, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Donald was married sometime after his enlistment.
During his service in WWII, he flew combat missions over the English Channel, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. He earned four Oak Leaf Clusters for missions flown, and he is credited with a "probable" -- a German Ju-88 that he shot to flames on 14 December 1944.
On the third night of the Battle of the Bulge, my father and his R/O (Radio Operator) T/Sgt Richard Heggie crashed in the fog after being unable to locate any clear airfield at which to land and crashed in Belgium during the war.
Donald was "Killed in Action" in this crash.
He was awarded the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.
Service # O-747184
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Airmen who perished on this P-61:
Allee, Donald W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IN
Heggie, Richard T, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NC
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )
1LT 422 FTR SQ INDIANA