669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

1Lt. Allen Wyant ("Al") Gullion Jr.

Pilot,  O-026353

Prisoner Of War

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 14-May-1923, Manhattan, New York City, New York

Entered Military Service: Date: 1-Jul-1940 At: USMA

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 27-May-1944
Captured: 27-May-1944, Vignacourt, By: Pz. Grenadier Unit 304
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Return Date: Before 31-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 13-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 71073

Died: 16-Nov-1985, Solo Grande, Spain

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry


LT. COL. USAF (Ret.)

On Saturday, November 16, 1985 in Solo Grande, Spain, husband of Barbara of Solo Grande; father of Mrs. Helen Burr Curtice Shay of Winchester, Va., and Allen Wyant Gullion III of Washington, D. C. Also surviving, his brother, the Honorable Edmund A. Gullion of Winchester, MA, and his sister, Mrs. Thomas S. moorman of Colorado Springs, Co. A memorial service will be held at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel on December 20, 1985 at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association.

Washington Post
December 19, 1985

Washington Post, December 19, 1985, Allen W Gullion Jr Obituary, Ancestry.com, Posted 28 Oct 2010 by John Gullion (https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/7231530/person/-1091269447/media/fcd3ce16-a098-4fdb-8854-e5e17b360041 [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)

MACR 5032 Details

A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Plane was seen to drop out of formation over target. Three parachutes were seen. Light flak was seen fired at parachutists on way down.

The majority of box 1 dropped on the No. 4 plane [Lt Siracusa], which, having received a direct hit by flak, salvoed its Bombs 10 seconds before the point for release. Six chutes were seen to come out of the planes flown by Lt Guillon and Lt Siracusa. ... The four crews were: Lt Allen W. Gullion Jr., S/Sgt Grady F. Cope, and S/Sgt Gerald L. Coffey; Lt Lucien J. Siracusa, S/Sgt James M. Hume, and S/Sgt Floyd E. Brown; Lt Harry E. Hewes, S/Sgt Joseph F. Kasper, and S/Sgt Harold E. Boyer; Lt Tommie J. Simms, S/Sgt Julius C. Williamson, and S/Sgt Harry W. Larsen. ... As the chutes from Lt Gullion's and Lt Siracusa's planes floated down, it was reported that light flak was fired at the parachutists from 8000 feet to the ground.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 58

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Lt. Allen W. Gullion, Jr.
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