Allen, Brooke Empie, Maj Gen

Deceased
 
 Service Photo   Service Details
57 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1952-1954, Military Air Transport Service (MATS)
Service Years
1933 - 1966
Major General

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

43 kb

Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1910
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Allen, Brooke Empie, Maj Gen USAF(Ret).

If you knew or served with this Airman and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
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
SECTION 1 SITE 167-F

 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.

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=768
USAF bio
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/beallen.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42354723
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=6013
http://www.afpaaa.org/history.html
https://www.ancestry.com
 
   
 Photo Album   (More...



World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
Start Year
1942
End Year
1943

Description
(Guadalcanal Campaign 7 August 1942 to 21 February 1943) On 7 August 1942 the first stage of the offensive began with landings by a Marine division on Guadalcanal and nearby islands. The Japanese reacted vigorously. They inflicted a serious defeat on Ghormley's naval forces in the Battle of Savo Island (8 August 1942), landed large numbers of reinforcements on Guadalcanal, and ultimately lost strong ground, air and naval forces in a desperate effort to hold Guadalcanal. Six major naval engagements were fought off the island. Air battles raged almost daily until the end of October 1942. On shore the issue was in doubt for almost three months. Before the island was finally secured in February 1943, the United States had committed two Marine divisions, two Army divisions, and an additional Army regiment to the fight. Late in February 1943 an Army division was unopposed in taking the Russell Islands, 35 miles northwest of Guadalcanal. The Allies thus firmly established themselves in the Solomons.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Feb 25, 2016
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  18 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • King, Roy
  • Lambert, Mary Louise, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Tynan, Helena T., 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011