2nd Lt. Clarence W. Allen
1919 – July 29, 1970
Graduation Date: 3/25/1943
Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron
Service # 0798941
These are excerpts of mission accounts recorded in the book The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History by Joseph Caver, Jerome Ennels, and Dr. Daniel Haulman. We welcome any additional information and photos for 2nd Lt Allen.
1944, January 27
Capt Clarence C. Jamison, while leading a formation of 16 fighters of the 99FS, spotted 15 FW-190s dive-bombing shipping off St. Peter’s Beach near Anzio. During the ensuing engagement, 10 members of the 99th shot down a total of 10 enemy airplanes. The victors included 2nd Lt Clarence W. Allen (.5 credits).
All of the downed aircraft were Germana FW-190s.
1944, June 14
The 332GG escorted B-17 and B-24 bombers on a mission to the Budapest area of Hungary. Lt C.W. Allen went missing on a dive-bombing mission. He returned two days later after evading the enemy.
1944, August 14
During a strafing anf fighter sweep mission in the Toulon area Lt. Allen was reported to have bailed out safely over the island of Elba.
You can read the full accounts in the book The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History
The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History