Allen, Brooke Empie, Maj Gen

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1952-1954, Military Air Transport Service (MATS)
Service Years
1933 - 1966
Major General

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1910
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Wilmington, North Carolina
Last Address
Collier County, Florida

Date of Passing
May 30, 1992
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 1 SITE 167-F

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

His DSC citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel (Air Corps) Brooke Empie Allen (ASN: 0-20465), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a B-17 Heavy Bomber and Commander of the 42d Bombardment Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (H), HAWAIIAN Air Force, in aerial action against enemy Japanese Naval surface forces during the period 4 to 6 June 1942, at Midway. Lieutenant Colonel Allen led his squadron of B-17s in four attacks against the Japanese Task Force during the first two crucial days of the Battle of Midway. The gallant leadership, personal courage and zealous devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Colonel Allen on this occasion have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Hawaiian Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, Hawaiian Department, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 155 (1942)

Action Date: June 4 - 6, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: 42d Bombardment Squadron

Regiment: 11th Bombardment Group (H)

Division: Hawaiian Air Force
He was also presented 2 foreign decorations not shown on the ribbon chart:
1. The Chinese Order of the Cloud and Banner, 6th Grade.
2.  The Greek Order of the Phoenix, Knight Commander.

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=768
USAF bio
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/beallen.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42354723
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=6013
http://www.afpaaa.org/history.html
https://www.ancestry.com
 
   
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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUS Air Force5th Bombardment Group, Heavy7th Air Force
42nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy11th Bombardment Group, HeavySecond Air Force (2nd Air Force)Air Training Command
United Nations (UN)US Air ForceMilitary Air Transport Service (MATS)
  1933-1934, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1934-1939, M 1051, 9th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1939-1940, M 1051, 18th Bombardment Wing
  1941-1942, M 1060, 5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1942-1942, 7th Air Force
  1942-1942, M 1060, 42nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1942-1942, M 1091, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1942-1942, 7th Air Force
  1942-1943, M 1060, 5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1945, Second Air Force (2nd Air Force)
  1946-1946, Air Training Command
  1946-1948, United Nations (UN)
  1948-1951, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1952-1954, Military Air Transport Service (MATS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1941 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1942-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
 Colleges Attended 
Davidson CollegeCommand and General Staff College
  1929-1933, Davidson College
  1945-1946, Command and General Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-10 Martin Bomber  B-18 Bolo  B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1935-1939, B-10 Martin Bomber
  1936-1942, B-18 Bolo
  1941-1943, B-17 Flying Fortress
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