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Allen, Charles Tanner

Rank and Name, Yeoman Second Class Charles Tanner Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Hoel (DD-533) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Charles is born on Oct. 12, 1924 in Red River County, Texas.


Father, Charles P. Allen.

Mother, Martha Allen.

Sisters, Mary E. and Charlotte Allen.


Charles enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 616402.



Charles was KIA when the USS Hoel as Escort in “Taffy 3” was attacked by the Japanese Battleship Kongo who sunk her at the Battle off Samar on Oct. 25, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Charles is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/533.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Hoel (DD-533) Destroyer
Zippo USS Hoel
His rank Yeoman Second Class