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.