New England Air Museum
Carl B. Allen
 
Recent Address:  

142 Lake Hamilton Drive, #304, Hot Springs, AR 71913

Email:  

 

Family Information:  

Parents:Aaron and Ida ; Wife: Vivian; Daughter: Carla; Son: Michael

Hometown:  

Haskell, OK

Date Entered Service:  

May, 1943

Service Number:  

O-835419

Bomb Group:  

444th

Squadron:  

677th

Location of Unit:  

Tinian, May, 1945

Missions Flown:  

13 plus photo recon - POW after war

Hump Missions Flown:  

 

Targets:  

 

Awards/Decorations:  

Air Medal with cluster

Service Schools Attended:  

Cadet Training - Southeast

Military Specialty(ies):  

 

Rank Upon Discharge:  

1st Lt.

Crew Type:  

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:  

42-93857 Hellon Wings

Were you a POW?  

No

Were you interned?  

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:  

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:  

January, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:  

None

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Retired as Branch Manager of Jim Walter Corp. Homes Division in Little Rock, Arkansas. Company was based in Tampa, Florida.

Carl played football two years for Ouachita Baptist College before the war, then played three years for Oklahoma City College after he was discharged. Carl also played for the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-American Football Conference in 1948.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

The thing I remember most is how well I felt after a mission was over.

Comments:

Carl passed away on November 7, 2008 in Hot Springs, AR.  He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, AR.

 


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