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 (VLM) - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates

 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 Cemeteries Administration (NCA)
  1992, National Cemeteries 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.

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USAF bio


  1943-1945, Second Air Force (2nd Air Force)

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Marra, Henry J., Sgt, (1942-1943) [Other Service Rank]
Olds, Robert, Maj Gen, (1917-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1060 Major General
Eareckson, William Olmstead, Col, (1918-1954) Colonel
Koon, Ralph Edward, Brig Gen, (1924-1958) A16 AAF MOS 2140 Colonel
Wade, Horace Milton, Gen, (1934-1973) Colonel
Potter, Henry Alpheous, Col, (1940-1970) Lieutenant Colonel
Talmant, Alex W., Brig Gen, (1941-1970) Major
Macia, James Herbert, Col, (1940-1973) A02 AAF MOS 2120 Captain
Abbott, Franklin David, 1st Lt, (1941-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1092 First Lieutenant
Hittle, Robert Dale, Capt, (1942-1945) A33 AAF MOS 770 First Lieutenant
Jones, Thomas R., Lt Col, (1944-1972) A23 AAF MOS 1092 First Lieutenant
Klimesh, Cyril (Cy), Capt, (1940-1963) First Lieutenant
Westover, Charles Bainbridge, Lt Gen, (1937-1967) First Lieutenant
Erwin, William H.B., Brig Gen, (1940-1968) Second Lieutenant
Hake, Ennis Dole, 2nd Lt, (1942-1943) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Second Lieutenant
Klimesh, Cyril (Cy), Capt, (1940-1963) A08 AAF MOS 1035 Second Lieutenant
Lee, Roy James, 2nd Lt, (1942-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Second Lieutenant
Stalnaker, Robert Elbon, Capt, (1942-1953) Second Lieutenant
Stoulil, Donald W., Lt Col, (1940-1981) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Second Lieutenant
Vicars Jr., Joel H., 2nd Lt, (1942-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1035 Second Lieutenant
Walkup, Harold, 1st Lt, (1942-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Second Lieutenant
Zumhingst, Herbert, Lt Col, (1943-1984) A23 AAF MOS 1092 Second Lieutenant
Zumhingst, Herbert, Lt Col, (1943-1984) A23 AAF MOS 1054 Second Lieutenant
Ambrosini, Harry J., TSgt, (1941-1944) A07 AAF MOS 748 Technical Sergeant
Marino, Leonard Anthony, TSgt, (1943-1945) A07 AAF MOS 737 Technical Sergeant
Shriver, Lloyd, TSgt, (1943-1945) Technical Sergeant
Sunberg, John Linder, TSgt, (1942-1945) A25 AAF MOS 755 Technical Sergeant
Abbott, Murray E., SSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 1028 Staff Sergeant
Anderson, Elmer James, Sgt, (1943-1944) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Cameron, David, Sgt, (1942-1945) Sergeant
Cox, Earl John, Sgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 2756 Sergeant
King, Richard G., Sgt, (1943-1946) Sergeant
King, Richard G., Sgt, (1943-1946) Sergeant
Stark, Warren Harry, Sgt, (1942-1945) A25 AAF MOS 647 Sergeant
McCann, Ann L., Sgt, (1943-1945) Corporal
Nielson, Howard Buster, Cpl, (1942-1946) Corporal
Fraley, Paul Herman, PFC, (1943-1944) A07 AAF MOS 611 Private First Class

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