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Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Morris Allen.
Unit/Placed in, Quartermaster Corps.
The Arisan Maru was a Hell Ship (former Cargo, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Oct. 24, 1944.
The Arisan Maru, sailed from Manila on October 10, 1944 for Japan. This ship was sunk by the American submarine,USS Snook (Shark?) with three torpedoes, east of Hong Kong, on October 24, 1944. There were 1800 POWs aboard – 1793 died. Eight men survived the sinking. Two days later, five of the survivors were rescued by a Chinese fishing junk. The Chinese helped them reach American Air Corps forces. Other survivors were recaptured by a Japanese destroyer and taken to Formosa.
This Hell Ship sank in the South China Sea making it the worst naval dis-aster in the history of the United States.
Morris is born 1916 in Los Angeles, Caifornia.
Father, William Allen.
Mother, Celia Allen.
Both parents born in Russia.
Morris enlisted the service in California with service number # 6694029.
Morris died when the “Hellship Arisan Maru” was torpedoed and Sunk on Oct. 24, 1944, he is honored with a POW Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Morris is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/
Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org
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