Technical Sergeant Alton W. Allen was assigned to the 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division which was engaged in the battle for Normandy at the time of his death on 22 July 1944. He is interred at R,13,16 Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 25 August 1944
T/Sgt. Alton W. Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen, 312 West Fifth Street previously reported missing in action since July 22, now has been reported killed in action on that date. Sgt. Allen was the husband of Mrs. Kathleen Allen of Blackshear, Fla. He had been in the army for eight years. He was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone for three years and had been in England five months before going into France July 1.

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of death: 22 July 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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