Allen, Derek Hurlstone

Date of death:
May 18th, 1940 (Pox-du-Nord, France)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

The remains of F/O Allen were identified in 2012.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 85 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Action:
"This officer has taken part in all combats with Flight Lieutenant R. H. A. Lee, following his section leader with great loyalty. In May, 1940, he took part in shooting down a Junkers, and the next day another enemy aircraft of the same type. On the latter day, after his aircraft had been severely damaged by anti-aircraft fire, he did not hesitate to attack with vigour and determination a Junkers 89 over enemy occupied territory and shot it down."
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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