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Allen, Rex Ward

Rank and Name, Water Tender Second Class Rex Ward Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Pringle (DD-477) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Rex is born 1918 in California.


Father, Ernest Allen.

Mother, Myrtle M. (Spencer) Allen.

Brother, Max D. Allen.

Wife, Ellen J. (Peters) Allen.


Rex enlisted the service in California with service number # 6336409.


Rex was KIA on duty for Destroyer Division 90 the USS Pringle was attacked by 3 Kamikazes, 2 of them splashed and the third went in the Bridge and later sunk the ship on April 16, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Rex is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/477.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Pringle (DD-447) Destroyer
Sea Burial
Location USS Pringle
His rank Water Tender Second Class