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Conan Thompson Allen
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Conan Thompson Allen R/73249 Warrant Officer Class II Royal Canadian Air Force 113 (RAF) Squadron September 6, 1922 Moncton, New Brunswick October 24, 1940 Moncton, New Brunswick Bayfield, New Brunswick 18 Clerk (Retail Store) Single United Church Ella Allen (Mother) Bayfield, New Brunswick November 10, 1942 20 Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma Coll. grave 3. K. 22-24. Commemorated on Page 54 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 6, 7, and 8 Conan Thompson Allen was the son of Lebaron T. Allen and of Maud Ella (Negus) Allen of Amherst, Nova Scotia. He left school at the age of seventeen and worked for one year prior to his enlistment as a clerk in a retail store. He participated in baseball, hockey, softball and swimming. He had an interest in photography. Enlisting on October 24, 1940, he trained in Canada until August 5, 1941. In England he was first assigned to No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre until August 23, 1941 and then served with No 13 Operational Training Unit. He left England for India and joined RAF Squadron 113 on September 18, 1942. With the outbreak of war in the Far East 113 Squadron had moved to Burma where it attacked Japanese columns until it was evacuated to Calcutta in March 1942. From their main base in Asansol the majority of the strikes were made against targets in the Arakan and over into Southern Central Burma. He was killed in action on November 10, 1942 when Blenheim (V6491) aircraft and crew were lost during operations. The aircraft was shot down by flak in a raid on Akyab. The plane rolled over on its back and plunge into the bay believed to have been hit by flack.