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Allen, William G.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant (Radio Operator C-47) William G. Allen.

Unit/Placed, 56th Troop Carrier Squadron, 375th Troop Carrier Group.

 

William was born in, 1924 in Missouri.

 

Father, William H. Allen.

Mother, Alta A. Allen.

 

William enlisted the service in Kansas with serial # 17127506.

 

William died during a Cargo/Passenger Mission to Biak, Indonesia  (probably) crashed, on Jan. 29, 1945, Staff Sergeant William G. Allen is honored with a Distinguished Service Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, American Campaign medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Tablets of the Missing – Army.

 

Thanks to http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/42nd_Bombardment_Group.html ABMC, https://abmc.gov Familysearch.com  https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,   Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. Info: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html Rolland Swank and Terry Hirsch.

56th Troop Carrier Squadron
357th Troop Carrier Group
Dakota C-47
Airfield Jackson, (7ml Drome), New Guinea
DAYTON, Ohio -- 375th Troop Carrier Group plaque in Memorial Park at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
His rank Staff Sergeant