Model of Spitfire aircraft : Flying Officer J J Allen, 41 Squadron, RAF

Accession Number REL31791
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Metal, Paint
Maker Unknown
Date made Unknown
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Model of cannon armed Supermarine Spitfire aircraft. Made of solid metal and painted in a green camouflage pattern with a RAF roundel on each wing and on each side of the aircraft's body.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of 404842 Flying Officer John James Allen. Allen was born in Charters Towers, Queensland in 1919. Prior to his military service, Allen worked as a Jackeroo in Queensland. He joined the Militia in 1939 serving with 26 Battalion and enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in December of 1940. Allen attained the rank of Flying Officer in March 1942 while attached to No.41 Squadron Royal Air Force (RAF) who were flying the famous Supermarine Spitfire. Flying Officer Allen was killed in an aircraft accident in Breighton, Yorkshire, England on 20 June 1942. He is buried at Holme-Upon-Spalding Moor (All Saints) Churchyard in Yorkshire.