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Roscoe R Allen Jr


Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory.

Post War: Joined Caterpillar Tractor Co. where he worked as a research engineer until his retirement.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Event Location Date
Born Monroe, LA, USA 28 July 1917

Son of Roscoe R and Barbara [Gilbert] Allen, Sr.

Enlisted Peoria, IL, USA 3 November 1941
End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 19 April 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 8 September 1944 – 19 April 1945

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried Illinois, USA February 2016

Cremated, Location of ashes unknown.

Died Dunlap, IL 61525, USA 19 February 2016


Date Contributor Update
05 July 2016 20:54:55 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, nickname, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:30 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list