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Allen, Paul Franklin

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Paul Franklin Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.


Paul is born 1927 in River Bend, Alabama.


Father, Will A. Allen.

Mother, Ethel S. (White) Allen.

Sisters, Mary E. and Lois A. Allen.

Brothers, William L. and Reynold Allen.


Paul enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 6056429.


Paul was KIA after delivered parts off the Atomic Bomb to Tinian, the USS Indianapolis got torpedoed and Sunk at the Philippine Sea by the Japanese Submarine I-58 on July 30, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Combat Action Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Paul 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 at U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.


Thanks to https://www.history.com/news/uss-indianapolis-sinking-survivor-stories-sharks 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 Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser
Japanese Sub I-58
His rank Seaman First Class