Joseph Allen

S/Sgt. Joseph W Allen was assigned to the 301st BG 32nd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Tail Gunner.

Joseph W. Allen, age 79, passed away on June 11, 2005, after a long illness. He was born on September 16, 1925 in Holladay, Utah to Fred R. and Florence Woods Allen. He married his sweetheart Florence Parker on August 1, 1945 in the Logan LDS Temple. Joe honorably served his country in the United States Air Force in World War II completing 25 missions as a tail gunner in a B-17, with the 15th Air Force, 301 Bomb Group, 32nd Squadron stationed in Foggia, Italy.

Joe attended and graduated from Ogden High School in 1944. He received a Bachelor's and Master's of Education degree from the University of Utah and his love of education led to other post-graduate studies at Utah State and BYU. He was a teacher and principal in Weber County Schools for 38 years. He was the Hooper Notary Public for 30 years. He was a charter member of the Hooper Lion's Club and served as chairman of several celebrations. He has been involved in scouting for a lifetime and served as Scout Master, committee chairman, and a Merit Badge councilor.

Joe's testimony reflected his love of the Savior and his fellow man. He always gave to those in need and he truly loved and cared for those he met, even unto the end. He is a member of the LDS Church and has served faithfully in many positions, including Ward clerk, Executive secretary, councilor in Lakeview Stake mission presidency, a High Councilman in Hooper Stake, Bishop's councilor, Bishop, and a dear home teacher. He and his wife served an LDS mission to Guyana, South America, a Hooper Stake mission, and were Ordinance workers for the Ogden Temple for nine years.

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Florence and children, JoLene (Jerry) Park, Jim P. (Janette) Allen, Drue (Greg) Randall all of Hooper, Gayle (Mike) Kelley of Ogden; Foster children, Etta (Tom) Thompson, New Mexico, Amedee (Karen) Sanchez, Seattle, WA; his sister, Virginia (Don) Widdison of Hooper; 19 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, his traveling buddies, the Johnsons, P ages, the Gang from Hooper, and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerald R. Allen, a brother, Fred R. Allen Jr., and his parents. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Hooper 8th Ward, 5601 S. 6100 W. with Bishop Jon Peterson officiating. Friends and family may call on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary in Roy, 5865 S. 1900 W., and on Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment, Hooper Cemetery where military honors will be accorded. Send condolences to the family at

Published in the Standard-Examiner from 6/13/2005 - 6/14/2005.

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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status


General Order (GO)* : 667

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: Sgt


General Order (GO)* : 2039

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: S/Sgt.


General Order (GO)* : 3317

AM/2OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: S/Sgt.

* Documents are of the type/classification of "General Order" for most award documents. The listed documents are GO, General Order unless otherwise stated. For example. Special Orders.

The Issuing Authority is the Command and author of the document.

5/21/1945 General Orders 3317 AM/2OLC
4/2/1945 General Orders 2039 AM/OLC
5/21/1945 General Orders 3317 AM

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