Body of WWII RAF ace finally found
Flying Officer Derek Allen crammed more aviation heroics into eight days than many RAF comrades did in six years of World War II.
The 22-year-old flyer saw frenetic fighting almost every day in his short career and was credited with four outright and three shared enemy kills.
He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bringing down a German bomber wreaking havoc on British armour during the Battle of France in May 1940....
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....
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