Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Gilbert Irving Allis.
Unit/Placed in, 1st Resupply Squadron, 443rd Troop Carrier Group.
Gilbert served/was assigned as a Staff Sergeant & Kicker on C-47B (#43-48730) 319th Troop Carrier Squadron, 1st Air Commando Group exists from,
5th Fighter Squadron: 1944-1945, 6th Fighter Squadron: 1944-1945
164th Liaison Squadron: 1944- 1945, 165th Liaison Squadron: 1944-1945
166th Liaison Squadron: 1944-1945, 319th Troop Carrier Squadron: 1944-1945-
Gilbert was normally assigned to the 1st Resupply Squadron, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, but was assigned to the above group for this day.
Gilbert is born approx. on July 26, 1920 in Whately, Massachussets.
Father, Edward A. Allis.
Mother, Marion S. (Osgood) Allis.
Sister(s), Frances O. Allis.
Brother(s), Willard O. and Edward E. Allis Jr.
Spouse, Laura M. (Tower) Allis.
Gilbert enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 31085160.
Gilbert ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-47 were,
1st Lt. Billy H. Hastings Pilot
F/O Harold S. Pettit Co Pilot
Sgt. James Brown Radio Operator
Cpl. Frederick W. Helbig Engineer
S/Sgt. William H. Felhoelter Radar Mechaniker
S/Sgt. Gilbert I. Allis Kicker
Corp. Henry P. Melvin Kicker
S/Sgt. Alvin R. McMinn Kicker
A “Kicker” kicked or pushed supplies being dropped via parachutes (or free drop) out the door when a plane was over the drop zone.
Gilbert was KIA (supposed) the plane flew into a mountain or blew up (load was gasoline in drums) on June 18, 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Gilbert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com