Pilot Officer Douglas Edmund ALLEN

Service No: 688
Born: Inverell NSW, 25 January 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 January 1940
Unit: No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Evans Head NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School aircraft Fairey Battle R3939), Evans Head, 18 January 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Inverell Cemetery NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie Bryden Allan and Dorothy Jane Allan, of Inverell
Roll of Honour: Inverell NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 18 January 1941, Fairley Battle R3939 rolled onto its back during a turn and crashed at Evans Head, killing its three crew members who were:

Pilot Officer Douglas Edmund Allen (688) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Henry James Pope (407158) (Trainee Air Gunner)
Leading Aircraftman Arthur John Powell (404157) (Trainee Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/152/91

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