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Allen, Lonnie

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Lonnie Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

Lonnie is born on July 1, 1914 in Gila, Arizona.

 

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Lonnie enlisted the service in Arizona with service number # 9800136.

 

Lonnie was KIA when the USS Belleau Wood was on a Patrol she shot a Kamikaze Plane who fell on the Flight deck causing fire and explosions, lot of crewmembers lost their lives on Oct. 30 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at San Carlos Cemetery, San Carlos, Gila County, Arizona, USA.

 

Thanks to https://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/CVL-24.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/

USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) Carrier
His rank Seaman Second Class