Rattler/Firebird Association

Wayne Clouse Allen

Name Wayne Clouse Allen
Rank/Grade SFC - E7 - Army - Regular
Age 30
Marital Status Single
Race Caucasian
Gender Male
Date of Birth Mar 17, 1948
From Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Length of Service
Tour Began Jan 10, 1970
Casualty Date * Aug 14, 1970
Hostile/Non-Hostile   Non-Hostile, died missing
Body Recovered Yes (identified 2006)
Religion Unitarian Universal

Vietnam Memorial


Panel 14W - Line 22
Wayne Clouse Allen

Visitor Comments

Posted by:Nina Crosby Pritchard
Date:Sunday, August 4, 2002 7:09 PM UTC
Relationship:none (husband was the pilot Capt. Herber
From:Donalsonville, Ga
Comments:Today, Aug.5,2002, I found this site. I have never been informed that a member of the helicopter crew had been returned. I am confused, could you give me more details, like where the remains were located when they were found or returned. Thanks,
Nina C. Pritchard

Posted by:chris schultz
Date:Wednesday, August 11, 2004 2:53 AM UTC
Comments:Message to Nina. My father (capt. Douglas Schultz) flew with and was good friends with Herb. He never said much about it, but years ago when I went to D.C, he had me look up Herb at the Wall memorial.

Posted by:Greg Arndt
Date:Sunday, March 20, 2005 1:56 AM UTC
Relationship:fellow Firebird
Comments:First guy I met when I came to the company. Liked him from first day. I will never forget when they came and announced we had a ship down and they were missing. Flew many hours searching for any sign but found nothing. Would love to know the story. Another friend gone too early. I believe he was due to come home in a few weeks when they went missing.

Posted by:John Wiklanski - (SKI)
Date:Wednesday, December 27, 2006 5:46 PM UTC
Relationship:not related. I was crewchief flying in
From:North Reading, Massachusetts
Comments:This has haunted me since Jan. 10th 1970 - may they rest in peace. I knew that "ALLEN" was from the Boston area.
I would like to find out if there are any relatives still in the Tewksbury, Ma. area.
ski -

Posted by:Jade
Date:Wednesday, January 3, 2007 5:52 PM UTC
Comments:I work at the Edson/Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell, MA. I found this site after speaking with John, the previous poster. I wanted to let anyone that sees this know that Mr. Allen's remains are at rest here at Westlawn Cemetery. If you need further information please do not hesitate to call us at 978-970-3323. Thank you.

Posted by:John Wiklanski ( SKI)
Date:Tuesday, January 9, 2007 4:01 PM UTC
Relationship:Was crewchief on one of the other Gunshi
From:North Reading, Ma
Comments:Vic Bandini - FIREBIRD 99 and I will be visting Wayne Allen's burial site on Sunday- Jan. 14th. Vic will send photo's to the Assoc. web-site

Posted by:SKI- john Wiklanski
Date:Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:44 AM UTC
Relationship:Helicopter Gunship Crewchief
From:North reading Ma.
Comments:I visit Wayne at Edson/Westlawn cemetery every Memorial day. Tidy up his site, and leave American flags on both sides of his grave stone. You will never be forgotten Brother.

Posted by:Audrey Kabaci
Date:Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:08 AM UTC
Comments:First, Thank you to All that have served Our Country. It would give me so much respect to give the beloved family of SP5 Wayne C Allen his MIA bracelet I have adorned for many years.


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