Thomas Willcox Allen

(1915 - 1942)

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Thomas Willcox Allen
1915 - 1942
Born
c. 1915
Death
May 31, 1942
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Thomas Willcox Allen was born c. 1915. He died on May 31, 1942 at age 27.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Thomas Willcox Allen
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Runnymede Memorial Panel 99. in United Kingdom
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Service number: j/15015
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit/ship/squadron: 121 Sqdn.
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Thomas Willcox Allen passed away on May 31, 1942 at 27 years of age. He was buried in Runnymede Memorial Panel 99., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1915. There is no information about Thomas's family.

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In 1915, in the year that Thomas Willcox Allen was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1924, Thomas was just 9 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1928, Thomas was merely 13 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1933, Thomas was 18 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1942, in the year of Thomas Willcox Allen's passing, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

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c. 1894 - Nov 10, 1918 1894 - 1918
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Unknown - Sep 21, 1914 ? - 1914
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c. 1892 - Mar 29, 1919 1892 - 1919
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c. 1902 - May 27, 1940 1902 - 1940
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c. 1923 - Sep 20, 1944 1923 - 1944
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c. 1912 - Feb 23, 1943 1912 - 1943
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c. 1897 - Mar 23, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1885 - Apr 9, 1917 1885 - 1917
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c. 1900 - May 8, 1941 1900 - 1941
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c. 1893 - May 6, 1917 1893 - 1917
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