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
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
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 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.

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