Allen, Brooke Empie, Maj Gen

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1952-1954, Military Air Transport Service (MATS)
Service Years
1933 - 1966
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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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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 (VLM) - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 1, Site 167-F

 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Air Force Commander Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion Cold War Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
National Cemetery Administration (NCA)
  1992, National Cemetery Administration (NCA)

 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:

USAF bio


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Aviator (Command)
USAAF Observer Badge

 Unit Assignments
US Air Force5th Bombardment Group, Heavy7th Air Force42nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
11th Bombardment Group, HeavySecond Air Force (2nd Air Force)Air Training CommandUnited Nations (UN)
US Air ForceMilitary Air Transport Service (MATS)
  1934-1939, AAF MOS 1051, 9th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1939-1940, AAF MOS 1051, 18th Bombardment Wing
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 1060, 5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1942-1942, 7th Air Force
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1060, 42nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1091, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1942-1942, 7th Air Force
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 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 WWII - Pacific Theater of Operations/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1941-1941 WWII - Pacific Theater of Operations/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1942-1943 WWII - Pacific Theater of Operations/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 WWII - Pacific Theater of Operations/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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