Harrison County

T/Sgt. Leslie E. Allmon





Aerial Gunner Gets Cluster

ENGLAND – An oak leaf cluster to his air medal has been awarded to T. Sgt. Leslie E. Allmon, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Allmon, 912 North Ninth street, formerly of Missouri Valley, Ia.

The decoration was presented by Col. Elliott Vandevanter, jr., Washington, D. C., commander of a heavy bombardment B-17 Flying Fortress group, for “meritorious achievement” while participating as radio operator and a gunner of the Fortress, ‘Sky Goddess,” in several bombing attacks in the air offensive against the Germans over continental Europe.

Sgt. Allmon’s wife, the former Miss Imojean Barnes, lives at 2009 Avenue D, Council Bluffs. Prior to entering the army air force in September 1942, he was an assistant lead man in final assembly at the Glenn L. Martin bomber plant, Fort Crook, Neb.

He volunteered for aerial gunnery after spending several months in England as a member of the ground personnel of this station.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, September 01, 1944, Page 7