Allen Ewoldt - 2nd Lieutenant

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Birth: Dec 5, 1916
Date Of Death: Jul 5, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Hartley, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (by Entrance Door)
Service Branch: Army Air Corps


Allen was born in Gleghorn, Iowa, on January 5, 1916 to Emil Ewoldt and Sarah Hyndman, but grew up in Hartley, Iowa. He left Iowa State College to be inducted into the Army Air Force at Des Moines, Iowa, on February 19, 1942.

Allen made second lieutenant on September 29, 1942.

Second Lieutenant Allan James Ewoldt was shot down over Comiso Airfield, Sicily, on July 5, 1943. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, with the fourth cluster awarded posthumously.

He had served with the 12th Bomber Command in Northwest Africa and successfully completed several mission in the Italian theater of operations before his death.