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Allen, Dewie J.

Rank and Name, Private Dewie J. Allen.

Unit/Placed in, 5307th Composite Unit “Merrill’s Marauders”.


Merrill’s Marauders

Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number.


Dewie is born 1907 in Kansas.


Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Dewie enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 38215163.



Dewie was KIA during the fights over the Airstrip Hsamshingyang, Burma on March 29, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.marauder.org/history.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/

5307th Composite Unit "Merrills Marauders"
His rank Private