2Lt Clarence E. Allen


2Lt Clarence E. Allen

Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 12 Oct 1944 (aged 23)
Düsseldorf, Stadtkreis Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Cenotaph Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
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Memorial ID 56296275 View Source
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Entered the service from California.


Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Clarence E. Allen, missing from World War II, has now been accounted for.

In mid-October 1944, Allen was a member of the 395th Fighter Squadron, 368th Fighter Group, and was the pilot of a P-47 aircraft as the lead element in a dive-bombing mission near Aachen, Germany. The squadron engaged enemy aircraft in dogfights in the vicinity of Dusseldorf, and following the battle, all aircraft except Allen’s returned to the base. The squadron Mission Report indicated that a P-47 was seen crashing in the vicinity of the battle. Based on this information, Allen was declared missing in action on Oct. 12, 1944.

Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Allen's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
16 MAY 2018
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, killed during World War II, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Clarence E. Allen, 23, of Venice, California, and accounted for on July 26, 2017, will be buried May 23 in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C.


  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56296275
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Clarence E. Allen (12 Feb 1921–12 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56296275, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .