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Allen, Lawrence Arnold

Date of birth:
1917 (Edmonton/Alberta, Canada)
Date of death:
April 28th, 1944
Canadian (1931-present, Republic)


Servie number J.14769.

Lawrence Allen attended Prince of Wales School and Sandwich Collegiate Institute and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1940. He lived in Windsor, Ontario where he was a theatre manager.
He enlisted in the RCAF in January 1942 and went oversees in October in that year. His first tour of operations was with No. 420 'Snowy Owl' Squadron in Africa. Following that he was posted in England and joined the Pathfinders.
He was killed in action with No.405 Squadron, flying in a Lancaster. He lies buried in Belgium, Webbekom Cemetery (Antwerp).

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Acting Flight Lieutenant
No. 420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1944
"This officer has completed as navigator many successful operations against the enemy in the course of which he has invariably displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty."

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
July 17th, 1948
With Palme.
Croix de Guerre 1940