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Donald C Allen

Military

"DC", as he was called, attended the following service schools:
Preflight Pilot Training - San Antonio, TX
Primary Pilot Training - Hicks Field, TX
Aerial Gunnery - Laredo, TX
Adv. Bomb Trng - AFV Big Springs Texas in 44
Bmbdr Refresher - MAAF Midland Texas in 45
Bmbdr Instructor - MAAF Midland Texas in 45

He arrived in England on June 28, 1944
And left there March 29, 1945

DC was first assigned to the Lehr Crew at Horsham St. Faith, July 1944. In October and November 1944 he then flew with the Stoesser crew as their Navigator. In December 1944, DC Allen then flew with the Sullivan crew as their Navigator. From Jan 1945 to the end of his missions Feb 1945, he flew with the Barnhart crew.

He flew back to the States and trained as a Bombardier Instructor in Texas.
His date of relief from active duty was November 19, 1945

Service

People

  • James Bridges

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • Robert Brittain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Counter Measures (radar) | 458th Bomb Group
    INT landed in Sweden on 17 Jan 45 in B-24 41-28963.

  • Robert Craver

    Military | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • A Farnham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    19 July 1943 wounded while TDY to 9th AF. B-24 #42-40665 'Ten High' was attacked by fighters and crew bailed out near Malta.

  • Erich Gagel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group

  • John Galazin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • Amisa Gilpatrick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 458th Bomb Group

  • Dugald Hagadon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

  • David Jordan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group

  • Donley Koon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 458th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 508

    1 August 1944

  • 511

    2 August 1944

  • 524

    6 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

  • 662

    3 October 1944

  • 669

    7 October 1944

  • 8th Air Force 670

    9 October 1944
    Black Week

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2020 15:28:31 Tagyou Changes to mission associations
Sources

Sara Grivas, daughter
Sarakgrivas@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2020 15:13:27 Tagyou Changes to person associations
Sources

Sara Grivas, daughter
Sarakgrivas@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2020 14:36:15 Tagyou Changes to person associations
Sources

Sara Grivas, daughter.
Sarakgrivas@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2020 14:33:14 Tagyou Changes to person associations
Sources

Sara Grivas, daughter. sarakgrivas@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2020 14:05:18 Tagyou Changes to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Sara Grivas (sarakgrivas@gmail.com), his daughter.

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2020 13:37:50 Tagyou Changes to service number
Sources

Daughter, Sara Grivas

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2020 13:36:15 Tagyou Changes to awards
Sources

Daughter, Sara Grivas. sarakgrivas@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2020 13:34:04 Tagyou Changes to place associations
Sources

Sara Grivas, DC Allen's daughter

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2020 23:45:42 Tagyou Changes to person associations
Sources

Load lists from the archives at Washington, D.C.

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2020 23:40:56 Tagyou Changes to person associations
Sources

Load lists from the Archives at Washington, D.C.

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2020 23:35:54 Tagyou Changes to person associations
Sources

Load lists from National Archives, Washington, DC

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2020 23:34:22 Tagyou Changes to person associations
Sources

Load lists from National Archives, Washington, DC

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2019 14:01:40 Tagyou Changes to role
Sources

From his yearbook and paperwork. Im his daughter, sarakgrivas@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2019 01:55:54 Tagyou Changes to media associations
Sources

Sara Grivas
sarakgrivas@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 20:35:21 Tagyou Changes to media associations
Sources

All information has been posted by DC's youngest daughter, Sara Kay Grivas from his military records.

Donald Charles Allen passed away on March 31, 2011 at the age of 89.

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 20:14:00 Tagyou Changes to nickname, highest rank, biography, awards and person associations
Sources

All of the above has been entered by his youngest daughter, Sara Kay Grivas. This information has been taken directly from his Military Record and Report of Separation Certificate of Service.

Donald C Allen passed away at the age of 89 on March 31, 2011.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

458bg.com / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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