An IMPORTANT & FINE
"BOMBER COMMAND, B-25 MITCHELL"
DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL
1939-45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star.(France & Germany bar),
Defence Medal, War Medal.
Air Efficiency Award (QEII)
(As, Flt/Lt R.W.J. ALLEN.)
1459728. Flt Sgt ( Pilot officer -Flt lt ) Roland William John ALLEN.
"Flt Sgt Allen has taken part in a large number of sorties, many of them against heavily defended targets. He has proved himself to be a keen, resolute and devoted crew member and his example has been most commendable".
Flt Sgt Allen joined the RAF in 1941 as an Air Gunner and while flying in American B-25 Mitchell bombers he took part in many raids into German occupied Europe both before and after D-Day. The squadron was particularly active in the immediate pre-invasion period in the Caen area.
He and his fellow crew members also bombed the V-1 flying bomb sites in Northern France on several occasions.