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Allen Jr. , Samuel Gammon

Rank and Name, Sergeant Samuel Gammon Allen Jr..

Unit/Placed in, Marine Fighting Squadron (Night) 531 (VFM(N)-531, United States Marine Corps.


Samuel is born 1903 in Michigan.


Wife, Gladys Allen.

Daughter, Margarite Allen.

Sons, Samuel and William Allen.


Samuel enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 430233.


Samuel’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a Lockheed Ventura 1 were,

1st Lt. Marion M. Pierce     Pilot/Radio Operator

Sgt.    Samuel G. Allen       Bombardier/Engineer

Cpl.     Petie H. Barber       Top Turret Gunner

Pfc.     William. K. Massey   Dorsal Gunner




Samuel died in a Collision with a other PV-1 both crashed and lost the entire crew near Vella LaVella Island, Solomon Islands on March 21, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Citation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to https://archive.is/20070927042221/http://home.inreach.com/trinity/VMFA-531%20History.html https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/pv-1/33079.html Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Marine Fighter Squadron (Night) 531 (VMF(n)-531)
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
Airfield Cherry Point, North Carolina
VFM (n)-531 The Grey Ghosts
His rank Sergeant