Allee, Donald Wayne, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1058-Pilot, Night Fighter, Two-Engine
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, IX Tactical Air Command
Service Years
1942 - 1944
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hammond, Indiana
Last Address
Florennes/Juzaine Airfield (A-78), Belgium

Casualty Date
Dec 19, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Belgium
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot G Row 8 Grave 15

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1943
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1944
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
General characteristics

* Crew: 2-3 (pilot, radar operator, optional gunner)
* Length: 49 ft 7 in (15.11 m)
* Wingspan: 66 ft 0 in (20.12 m)
* Height: 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)
* Wing area: 662.36 ft (61.53 m)
* Empty weight: 23,450 lb (10,637 kg)
* Loaded weight: 29,700 lb (13,471 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 36,200 lb (16,420 kg)
* Powerplant: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-65W Double Wasp radial engines, 2,250 hp (1,680 kW) each
* Propellers: four-bladed Curtiss Electric propeller, 1 per engine
o Propeller diameter: 146 in (3.72 m)
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* Main wheel track: 17 ft 2 in (5.24 m)
* Fuel capacity:
o Internal: 640 US gal (2,423 L) of AN-F-48 100/130-octane rating gasoline
o External: Up to four 165 US gal (625 L) or 310 US gal (1,173 L) tanks under the wings
* Oil capacity: 22 US gal (83.3 L) of AN-0-8 oil per engine

Performance

* Maximum speed: 318 knots (366 mph, 589 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,095 m)
* Combat range: 530 nm (610 mi, 982 km)
* Ferry range: 1,650 nm (1,900 mi, 3,060 km) with four external fuel tanks
* Service ceiling 33,100 ft (10,600 m)
* Rate of climb: 2,540 ft/min (12.9 m/s)
* Wing loading: 45 lb/ft (219 kg/m)
* Power/mass: 0.15 hp/lb (25 W/kg)
* Time to altitude: 12 min to 20,000 ft (6,100 m) (1,667fpm)

Armament

* Guns:
o 4 20 mm Hispano M2 cannon in ventral fuselage, 200 rounds per gun
o 4 0.50 cal (12.7 mm) Browning M2 machine guns in upper turret, 560 rounds per gun
* Bombs: for ground attack, four bombs of up to 1,600 lb (726 kg) each or six 5 inch (127 mm) HVAR unguided rockets could be carried under the wings. Some aircraft could also carry one 1,000 lb (454 kg) bomb under the fuselage.

Avionics

* SCR-720 (AI Mk.X) search radar
* SCR-695 tail warning radar




   
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