PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Allen, Lawrence Arnold
Date of birth: 1917 (Edmonton/Alberta, Canada)
Date of death:  April 28th, 1944
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
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).
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit: No. 420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on: April 27th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"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."

 
     
CROIX DE GUERRE 1940
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on: July 17th, 1948
Details: With Palme.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37399 published on the 18 December 1945
- Air Force Association of Canada
- Multi Cultural Canada
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