- David John Allaway was a son of William Allaway and Amy
Allaway-Franklin of Homerton, London.
- On 21 september 1944 Allaway was the flight engineer of Stirling LJ-843. The Stirling took off at Keevil airbase for a resupply
mission at Arnhem. According to the Roll of Honour published by the
Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 2011) Stirling LJ-843 was shot down by Flak and crashed north
of Oranje Nassau's Oord at Wageningen. The crew and air despatchers were
buried at the 'Onder de Bomen' cemetery in Renkum. Allaway was later
reburied at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek.
- The crew of LJ-843: David Allaway (flight engineer), Robert
Cowan (wireless operator), Donald Grant (air gunner), Charles Green
(pilot), Leonard Marsh (air bomber), Richard Phillips (navigator), Stanley
Armand (despatcher) and John Harris (despatcher). .