Allison, Royal Bertram, Lt Gen

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
0036-Director of Operations
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1967-1973, 36, Pacific Air Force Directorate of Operations
Service Years
1941 - 1973
Lieutenant General

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Harlan
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Dec 31, 1995
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 30; Site 723

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff US European Command Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His Silver Star Citation reads:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel Royal Bertram Allison (ASN: 0-437462), United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action while serving as Pilot of a B-25 Bomber in the 310th Bombardment Group (Medium), TWELFTH Air Force, while leading a thirty-plane formation in an attack upon a railroad bridge at Ora, Italy, on 10 March 1945. Upon the commencement of the bomb run, direct hits and shell fragments from an intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire destroyed four B-25s and damaged 18 others. Displaying great courage and determined leadership in the face of this strong resistance, Lieutenant Colonel Allison maintained his plane in lead position and guided the bombers on a perfect run over the objective. With all bombardiers releasing in perfect coordination with the lead bomber, a concentrated pattern of bombs in the target area heavily damaged a bridge thereby blocking a vital link in enemy communication lines. Lieutenant Colonel Allison's gallant devotion to duty and outstanding proficiency in combat reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
   
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 Unit Assignments
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)310th Bombardment Group, Medium12th Air Force12th Air Force
Headquarters Plans and ProgramsUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)Air Training Command3615th Flying Training Wing
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)US Air Force
  1941-1942, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1943-1945, M 1081, 310th Bombardment Group, Medium
  1943-1945, M 1081, 12th Air Force
  1945-1948, 21, 12th Air Force/HQ Logistics Readiness
  1948-1950, 0036, Headquarters Plans and Programs
  1950-1952, 7021, USAFE Headquarters
  1954-1956, 16, Air Training Command
  1956-1958, 0036, 3615th Flying Training Wing
  1958-1959, Headquarters Plans and Programs
  1961-1964, 71, HQ USAFE/XP-Plans and Programs
  1967-1973, 36, Pacific Air Force Directorate of Operations
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Bombing Raids Over France
 Colleges Attended 
Command and General Staff College
  1945-1945, Command and General Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-25 Mitchell  
  1942-1943, B-25 Mitchell
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