New England Air Museum
George W. Allen, Jr.


George Allen with crew, front row, far right


Recent Address:  

2832 Camino Del Rey, San Jose, CA 95132-2218


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Family Information:  

Parents: George W., Sr. and Alma V.; Wife: Bobbie R.; Children: George W. III, Robert, Delma Rae, Janice Lee daughter


Washington, DC

Date Entered Service:  

April 12, 1944

Service Number:  


Bomb Group:  




Location of Unit:  

Tinian, April, 1945

Missions Flown:  

26 - India and Japan combined

Hump Missions Flown:  



Aomori, Tokyo, Takamatsu, Kure, Kobe


Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, others.

Service Schools Attended:  

Aviation Cadet; Gunnery/Biloxi, MS; Gunnery/Ft. Myers and Naples, FL

Military Specialty(ies):  

Gunnery Instructor, MOS 611-Aerial Gunner/Tail gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:  


Crew Type:  

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:  

42-63506 Untouchable

Were you a POW?  


Were you interned?  


Date Transferred from the 58th:  


Date Discharged from the 58th:  

May 25, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:  

Served 8 years in the Reserves.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Mechanic, Storekeeper, Planner, etc. Capital Airlines Washington National Airport. Supervisor and Production Controller United Air Lines / Engine Division-San Francisco.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

His memories of landings at Iwo Jima and ditching were among his most vivid. Their crew became a "Lead Crew" after training at Muroc, CA. Allen states that "the friendships formed among the 58th Bomb Wing members are the very best". One of the few amusing events occurred on their longest mission over Aomori, Japan. Allen is still reminded of his valiant effort to shoot down the star Venus that he mistook for a Japanese fighter on that black and frightful night.


George Allen in air force uniform after returning to the States.

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