Allen Rhodes Gregory

First Lieutenant Allen Rhodes Gregory (416th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force) was the pilot of a B-17 "Flying Fortress" flying out of Foggia, Italy between October, 1944 and April, 1945. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. After the war Allen Gregory returned to his wife, Joyce Seeley Gregory, and they lived in Norfolk, and later Virginia Beach, Virginia and had three children. Allen Gregory was a vice president of Pittston Coal Export Corporation and managed its Norfolk office. He died in 1972, at the age of fifty-four, from a brain tumor. The names of many of Allen Gregory's friends and associates in the Air Corp appear in the date book and other memorabilia he kept: William G Griffith (another pilot) James M. Hughes (another pilot)  killed in action, Nov. 11, 1944 John M. Running (navigator) Raymon E. Ketchum another pilot) Alfred B. Gutesell (surname spelling uncertain) Roert J. Bartuoch (surname spelling uncertain) Vincent G. Schellhorn (co-pilot) Charles King (co-pilot) Dennis T. Hellman (surname spelling uncertain) John I. Johnson (middle initial uncertain) Earl Allison (bombardier)  killed in action Nov. 11, 1944 Svacha (left waist gunner) Walters (right waist gunner) Meier (ball turret gunner) Frank Szabo (position unknown) Lt. Schuld (another pilot)  killed in action Feb. 8, 1944 Maj. Sumerall  killed in action Feb. 5, 1944 Maj. Howell (group bombardier)







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