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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.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html
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.
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