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Allen, Edward Henry

Rank and Name, lieutenant Edward Henry Allen.

Unit/Placed in, Scouting Squadron 2 (VS-2), based on the USS Lexington CV-2.

 

Edward is born on March 2, 1908 in Pekin, North Dakota.

 

Father, Henry A. Allen .

Mother, Marna N. (Devoe) Allen.

Sister, Elizabeth O. Allen.

 

Edward enlisted the service in North Dakota with service number # 0-070223.

 

 

Edward was KIA when his plane was shot by Enemy Fighters during the Battle of the Coral Sea on March 7, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart with Gold Star, Navy Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/Airgroups/CV-2.html 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/

Scouting Squadron 2 (VS-2)
Douglas SBD-3
Casualty List
Edward H. Allen
His rank First Lieutenant