World War Two: Air Ace in an Unmarked Grave Found

Posted by admin on Feb 17, 2012

The body of a decorated flying ace who was killed in his first week of war has been found in an unmarked grave in France after 71 years. Flying Officer Derek Allen crammed more aviation heroics into eight days than many RAF comrades did in six years of the Second World War.

The 22 year-old saw frenetic fighting almost every day in his short career. He was shot down twice and credited with four outright and three shared enemy kills.

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