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Name: Lawrence Wilfred Allen
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 48
Victories: 10
Born: 14 September 1892
Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Died: 1968
Place of Death: Warwickshire, England
 
 
Lawrence Wilfred Allen was granted a short service commission in the rank of Flying Officer with effect from 24 October 1919.

Listed as Laurence Wilfred Allen and Laurence William Allen in some sources.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) Laurence Wilfred Allen, R. War. R., attd. R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when acting as an observer. On many occasions he has helped to shoot down and destroy hostile machines. He has shown the greatest coolness and skill on all occasions, frequently clearing difficult jams in the middle of a fight.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Apr 1917 p.m. 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Douai
2 09 Apr 1917 p.m. 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (DES) 4 E of Arras
3 09 Apr 1917 p.m. 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) 4 E of Arras
4 12 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) 5  
5 13 Apr 1917 p.m. 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (DES) 6 Vitry-en-Artois
6 13 Apr 1917 p.m. 48 Bristol F.2a 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Vitry-en-Atrois
7 22 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Vitry-en-Artois
8 12 May 1917 1930 48 Bristol F.2b (A7106) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Izel
9 24 May 1917 1515 48 Bristol F.2b (A3350) 2 Two-seater (OOC) Vitry
10 16 Jun 1917 0730 48 Bristol F.2b (A7107) 3 Albatros D.III (DES) Fresnes-les-Montauban

1 Pilot Capt Alan Wilkinson
2 Pilot Capt John Letts
3 Pilot 2Lt Ralph Curtis
4 Shared with Lt John Letts & Lt H G Collins
5 Shared with 2Lt William Winkler & 2Lt Ernest Moore
6 Shared with Lt J W Warren & 2Lt Hugh Griffith
 
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