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
Officer Collar Insignia
Major General

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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 - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Military Service Number
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Air Force Commander 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:
USAF bio

  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1060, 42nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy

Lieutenant Colonel
From Month/Year
March / 1942
To Month/Year
July / 1942
42nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy Unit Page
Lieutenant Colonel
AAF MOS 1060-Bombardment Unit Commander
Base, Station or City
Hickam Field & Kualoa Point Field, Oahu, T.H.
 42nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy Details

42nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Parent Unit
Bombardment Units
Air Squadron
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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
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10 Members Also There at Same Time
42nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy

Hall, Earl Oxford, Maj, (1934-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1060 Major
Castro, Joaquin, Capt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1054 First Lieutenant
Morrison, William D., 2nd Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1092 Second Lieutenant
Morris, William F.B., 1st Lt, (1941-1942) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Heilman, Raymond A., TSgt, (1937-1945) A01 AAF MOS 911 Technical Sergeant
Donart, Mathias E., SSgt, (1937-1942) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Natiello, Oreste George, SSgt, (1940-1943) A07 AAF MOS 509 Staff Sergeant
Coats, Warren L., (1942-1945) [Other Service Rank]
Powers, John Nelson, Sgt, (1940-1946) Sergeant
Mittleman, Alvin, PFC, (1940-1943) Private First Class

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