All Gave Some - Some Gave All - Some Still Giving"
Preparing for war can be as dangerous as the war itself. The family of 2nd Ltd Elwood Allen know that. Mr. Allen was flying a B-24D, BuNo 42-40184 out of his base at Pocatello, Idaho on October 1, 1943. It was probably a training mission, the aircraft was part of an operational training unit (OTU), the 382nd Bomb Group, 538th Bomber Squadron. The flight ended badly for Allen and the nine others aboard. In Mendocino County, California, near a little town called Elk.