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Allen, Donald Gilbert

Rank and Name, Ensign Donald Gilbert Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier United States Naval Reserve.

 

Donald is born on July 14, 1919 in Medford, Massachusetts.

 

Father, Phillip R. Allen.

Mother, Alexandria A. (MacLean) Allen.

 

Donald enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 0-088023.

 

 

Donald was KIA during the assault on Makin Island, when the ship was struck by a torpedo from the Japanese Sub. I-175, and sunk on Nov. 25, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Star, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Donald is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to 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 Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Carrier
USS Liscome Bay after hit
Japanese Sub I-175
His rank Ensign