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Allen Jr., Roy A. B.

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Roy A. B. Allen Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 25th Bomber Squadron, 40th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).


Roy is born on Feb. 15, 1919 in Cleburne, Texas.


Father, Roy A. B. Allen.

Mother, Zula M. (Zimmerman) Allen.


Roy enlisted the Army Air Force in Texas with service number # O-8644895.



Roy’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were;

Capt.   Howard L. Gerber             Pilot

1st Lt. Robert W. Conway             Co Pilot

1st Lt. Charles J. Lancaster          Navigator

1st Lt. Roy A. B. Allen Jr.             Engineer

1st Lt. Stacy B. Hall                    CA

S/Sgt. Theodore A. Birkmaier       Radio Operator

Sgt.    William T. Blank               Central Fire Control

Sgt.    James M. McCarthy           Radar Operator

Sgt.    Allen J. Rice                     Gunner

T/Sgt. James a. Vermillion           Tail Gunner

1st Lt Irving Burness                  Passenger


Roy was KIA when the plane exploded in midair over Rangoon, Burma, when mixed bombs exploded while on mission to Bangkok, Thailand on Dec. 14, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Roy is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to https://www.40thbombgroup.org/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

25th Bomber Squadron
40th Bomber Group
B-29 Superfortress
Airfield Chakulia, India
His Rank First Lieutenant