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Allen, James Thomas

Rank and Name, Water Tender First Class James Thomas Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Bunker hill (CV-17) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

James is born 1920 in Clinton, Kentucky.

 

Father, James A. Allen.

Mother, Nara L. Allen.

Sisters, Mary J. and Geneva M. Allen.

Brother, Paul E. Allen.

 

James enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 2874685.

 

 

James was KIA when the USS Bunker Hill was hit by 2 Kamikaze planes during the Battle of Okinawa on May 11, 1945, on, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/17.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 Bunker Hill (CV-17) Carrier
Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero
His rank Watertender First Class