Born in Minneapolis, MN. Graduate of Mpls. Washburn High School. Earned a Degree in Fine Arts at the U. of M. Veteran of the US Army Security Agency. Career in Graphic Arts, retiring after 22 years in Marketing Dept. of Wells Fargo Bank.
Restored 1946 Aeronca aircraft and flew it for 31 years. Aviation historian authored two books on Minnesota aviation history and contributed dozens of articles on Minnesota aviation history to various magazines. Wrote the Minnesota Flyer Mystery Plane column for fifteen years. Served on the Air Guard Museum board for fifteen years. Founding member of Twin City Aero Historians model airplane club. Contractor for rebuilding of MAC Spirit of St. Louis replica that hung in Lindbergh Terminal at MSP. Co-designer and developer of Cold War aviation memorial at the location of bomber crash in Inver Grove Heights. Chairman of Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame for 20 years, later Executive Director. Serves on the Park Rapids Airport Commission. Allard and his wife Mary live in Park Rapids, MN.