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


  1952-1954, Military Air Transport Service (MATS)

Brigadier General
From Month/Year
September / 1952
To Month/Year
June / 1954
Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Unit Page
Brigadier General
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Base, Station or City
Andrews AFB
 Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Details

Military Air Transport Service (MATS)
HQ/ Command Element
Parent Unit
Command Elements
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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
Memories For This Unit

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He was chief of staff for MATS.

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Military Air Transport Service (MATS)

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Lyon, William, Maj Gen, (1943-1979) [Other Service Rank]
Mackiewicz, John William, A1C, (1951-1955) [Other Service Rank]
Skinner, Charles A., CMSgt, (1949-1971) [Other Service Rank]
Vance, Warren LeRoy, SMSgt, (1948-1968) [Other Service Rank]
Smith, Joseph, Lt Gen, (1923-1958) 66 00066 Lieutenant General
Cannon, Andrew B., Brig Gen, (1941-1963) Brigadier General
Adams, Robert, Lt Col, (1951-1981) 102 1021A Lieutenant Colonel
Forster, Stanley, Lt Col, (1939-1965) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Revell, Robert H., Lt Col, (1950-1970) Major
Staebell, E. Franklin, Maj, (1945-1961) 114 1144E Major
Wheeler, Ed, Capt, (1954-1963) 112 1121Z Captain
Shannon, Charles E., Brig Gen, (1949-1977) Second Lieutenant
Kleinman, Samuel, CMSgt, (1951-1980) 113 113X0 Chief Master Sergeant
Bostic, Kedric, TSgt, (1954-1974) 362 36210 Technical Sergeant
McBride, Johnny E., SSgt, (1946-1952) Staff Sergeant
Pogue, Mark, SSgt, (1949-1952) A01 AAF MOS 747 Staff Sergeant
Varanelli, Anthony, SSgt, (1951-1955) 431 43152 Staff Sergeant
Yarbrough, Arthur F, SMSgt, (1948-1970) A07 AAF MOS 737 Staff Sergeant
Parker, Frederick R., Jr., CWO2, (1947-1975) A07 AAF MOS 737 Sergeant
Danneman, Robert, SSgt, (1952-1965) 534 53450 Airman 1st Class
Moore, Allan, A1C, (1951-1955) 113 113X0 Airman 1st Class
Pappanduros, John S, A1C, (1950-1957) A13 AAF MOS 677 Airman 1st Class
Tinney, George, A1C, (1951-1955) 432 43251 Airman 1st Class
Clough, Lloyd, SSgt, (1950-1954) 204 20430 Airman 1st Class
Counts Jr, K.G., MSgt, (1954-1974) 961 96130 Airman 2nd Class
Richie, Donald, A2C, (1954-1958) 990 99000 Airman 2nd Class
Atlantic Division (ATLD)

Gardner, Albert, A1C, (1951-1955) 116 Airman 1st Class
Lindenfelser, Jerome, A1C, (1953-1957) 42 Airman 1st Class
Continental Division

Lambart, Eric, 1st Lt, (1954-1957) 11 First Lieutenant
Rowland, Ben, A1C, (1951-1956) A02 AAF MOS 290 Airman 1st Class

Cotellesse, Peter, Col, (1943-1974) 731 Captain
Ierardo, Joseph, SSgt, (1952-1956) 980 98070 Staff Sergeant
Jones, Will, SSgt, (1951-1955) A12 AAF MOS 789 Airman 2nd Class
Headquarters Atlantic Division

Van Heck, Raymond, SSgt, (1951-1954) Staff Sergeant
Van Heck, Raymond, SSgt, (1951-1954) Airman 1st Class

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