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Allen, John N.

Rank and Name, Private John N. Allen.

Unit/Placed in, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment.



The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.

The 60th Coast Artillery Regiment resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Private Allen became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Cabanatuan, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.


John is born 1921 in Detroit, Michigan.


Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


John enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 16013470.



John died as a POW on Sep. 4, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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


Thanks to http://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/111460 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/

Camp Cabanatuan
Camp Prison Hut
Camp Memorial
His rank Private