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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J W Allison


Jack Whitwell Allison of Eltham, London was born on 10th May 1916 and joined the RAFVR in November 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

He had married Kathleen Potter in July 1936 in Rochford.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he was serving with 41 Squadron in July 1940. On the 8th he shared in destroying a Ju88.



In September Allison was posted to 611 Squadron, staying only for a few weeks before moving to 92 Squadron at Digby on 27th October. Commissioned in August 1941, Allison was killed on 15th October 1942, serving with 32 MU as a Flying Officer.

Mosquito II DD784 broke up in the air over Pen-y-Coedcae in Glamorganshire. F/Lt. CMB Symons was also killed.

Allison was 26 and was cremated at Pontypridd Crematorium, Glamorganshire.





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