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Allen, Kermit

Rank and Name, Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Kermit Allen.

Unit/Placed, USS Blessman (APD-48) Destroyer, United States Navy.


The United States Navy occupational rating of boatswain’s mate (abbreviated as BM) is a designation given by the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) to enlisted members who were rated or “striking” for the rating as a deck seaman.


Kermit was born in, 1921 in Corbin, Kentucky.


Father, Oscar Allen.

Mother, Ethel Allen.


Kermit enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 2872694.


Kermit was KIA when the ship was bombed by a Japanese Bomber near Iwo Jima on Feb. 18, 1945, Kermit Allen is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal and a WWII Victory Medal.


Kermit is buried/mentioned at  Honolulu Memorial  Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.


Thanks to https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ships/APD/APD-48_Blessman.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 Blessman (APD-48) Destroyer
Mitsubishi G4M
Casualty List
His rank Boatswain Mate Second Class