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Allen, Marvel Donald

Rank and Name, Ensign Marvel Donald Allen.

Unit/Placed in, Fighting Squadron 20”The Aces” (VF-20), base USS Enterprise (CV-6).


Marvel is born on March 26, 1923 in Collingsworth, Texas.


Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Marvel enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 0-368915.


Marvel was KIA when on mission to bombed several Japanese Navy Ships, he was hit by Anti- Aircraft fire on Jan. 12, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.cv6.org/ 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/


On 12 January, strikes were conducted on the French Indo-China Coast. Two convoys were sighted, one of 8 ships south of Camranh Bay, and a second of 14 ships off Quinhon, both of which were virtually wiped out. The first convoy was attacked by AG-20 planes alone whereas in the case of the second convoy (off Quinhon), AG-20 planes participated in the attack with Air Groups 11 and 7. The fighters from this squadron sank 2 DE’s, assisted in the sinking of a Katori class CL and damaged 1 SA, 5 SB, 1 DE, and 2 gunboats. Most of the damaged ships were left beached and burning. Eight planes were destroyed on the ground or on the water, including 4 at an airfield near Saigon. There was no fighter opposition during any of the attacks, but three of our planes and two pilots were lost to AA fire from the ships.

Fighting Squadron 20 (VF-20)
Grumman F6F Hellcat
Casualty List