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Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Neal Allen.
Unit/Placed, 6th Troop Carrier Group, 13th Troop Carrier Squadron “Thirsty 13th “.
Neal was born on, May 1, 1916 in Albany, Ohio.
Mother, Aubrey Allen.
Neal enlisted the sevice at Ft. Benning, Georgia in Sep. 8, 1941 on with service number # 14045903.
Neal’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-47 “Lady Eve “ were;
1st Lt. Neal Allen Pilot
1st Lt. Louis Nelson Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Ralph Saltsman Navigator
MSgt. John Rinaldi Engineer
Cpl. James Straton Radio Operator
Var. Various (18) Evacuees
Neal Allen died during the battle for Guadacanal, during transport of the Evacuees, the plane got shot and crashed in the sea, near Rennell Island on Jan. 13, 1943, First Lieutenant Neal Allen is honored with a Asian Pacific Campaign and the WWII Victory Medal.
Neal is buried/mentioned at Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Neal also has a Memorial Grave at Oakview Cemetery, Albany, Dougherty, County, Georgia, USA.
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According to an infantryman in the Ninth General Hospital in New Caledonia: “Much as it pleased us to see our bombers and fighters up there working for us, the only time we actually cheered was when we sighted a C-47. That meant food, mail, care for the wounded and all the things we’re fighting this war for.”