Body of WWII RAF ace found

Published on February 17th, 2012 | by Admin

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The remains of a WWII RAF ace has been found after being listed as missing in action for 71 years.

He was listed as missing in action presumed dead and his status remained that way for seven decades until historian Andy Saunders began researching the case.

He discovered FO Allen’s body had been removed from his wrecked plane on May 18 by locals and buried in an unmarked grave in the village of Poix-de-Nord, near Cambrai.

His younger brother Richard Allen is now preparing to lead family members at a dedication service in France when a new headstone with FO Allen’s name on will be erected on the grave.

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Story: The Telegraph | Photo: BNPS

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