Flying Officer Alfred Jack ALLEN

Service No: 408615
Born: Nottingham, England, 13 January 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft R6194), near Point Cook, 10 August 1943, Aged 23 Years
Cremated: Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred James Allen and Dorothy Agnes Allen; husband of Mavis Louise Allen, of North Brighton
Roll of Honour: Brighton Beach VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 10 August 1943, Oxford R6194 and Oxford A7139 collided in the air in full flight – three crew members were killed in the accident and one was fatally injured.

The crew members of R6194 were:

Flying Officer Alfred Jack Allen (408615) (Instructor Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Arthur Austin Hughes (20775) (Trainee Dual Pilot) Fatally injured, Died: 10 August 1943
Leading Aircraftman John Glen Legoe (432525) (Trainee Dual Pilot) Dangerously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 15 January 1945

The crew members of A7139 were:

Flight Lieutenant George Hector Howard (271512) (Instructor Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Dallas William Lynch (432063) (Trainee Dual Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/3/88; A9845, 177