Allen, Clarence Eugene, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 395th Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Francisco, California
Last Address
Chièvres Airfield, Belgium

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60, Site 11754

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  1944, World War II Fallen
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 Unit Assignments
368th Fighter Group395th Fighter Squadron
  1944-1944, 368th Fighter Group
  1944-1944, 395th Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II1
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
2nd Lt. Clarence E. Allen's left his base in England on a dive bombing mission to Aachen, Germany on October 12, 1944. The following witness account describes the circumstances leading to his status as Missing in Action:

"I was flying #4 in lead flight of 395th Ftr Sq. My flight attacked a Me 109 that was on the tail of a P-38. At this time I was attacked by 3 Me 109s. When I turned into them Lt. Allen, my element leader continued with rest of my flight. This was the last I saw of him and nobody else in the flight had any knowledge of seeing him anymore." Source: Statement, Willam J. Wayland, Jr, 2nd Lt, Missing Air Crew Report, War Department, Headquarters Army Air Forces, dated 14 October 1944

Further in the above Missing Air Crew Report there were several pages related to a Report on Captured Aircraft, the Thunderbolt being shot down on 12 Oct 1944, crashing in the center of Myhl, Germany. The pilot died. Each page has Clarence E. Allen and his military number written by hand across the page. My assumption is that someone later determined the captured aircraft was that of 2nd Lt. Allen

Note: The Panzer Dusters web site, http://www.368thfightergroup.com indicates that 2nd Lt. Clarence E. Allen's remains were recovered in 2004:
"2nd Lt. Clarence E. Allen
MIA 12 Oct 44 (remains recovered in 2004)
MACR #9645, Shot Down by Me-109 near Aachen, Germany
P-47D-20RE 42-76440"


 
   
Comments/Citation
Clarence E Allen was born in Los Angeles County, California. He enlisted in the Air Corps as a Private on July 7, 1942. Sources: California Birth Index, 1905-1995, Ancestry.com & U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Ancestry.com

"Name: Clarence E Allen
Date of Loss: 12 October 1944
Branch: U.S. Army Air Force
Rank: 2nd Lt
Status: Missing in Action"
Source: U.S. WWII Military Personnel Missing In Action or Lost At Sea, 1941-1946, Ancestry.com

Name: Clarence E Allen
Inducted From: California
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Combat Organization: 395th Fighter Sqadron, 368th Fighter Group
Death Date: 12 Oct 1944
Monument: The Netherlands
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal, Additional Army Awards"
Source: World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas, Ancestry.com

Sources:

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=88&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=Clarence+e+allen&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=
9&rid=1731124&rlst=1161563,1169297,1731124,5669838,1077145,1078034,1163216,1234160

https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-margraten-a/46263-allen-clarence-e-o-693095

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296275/clarence-e_-allen

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189416565/clarence-e_-allen

https://www.abmc.gov/node/530938
   
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