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Allen, Robert Orville

Rank and Name, Coxwain Robert Orville Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Helena (CL-50) Cruiser, United States Navy.

 

Robert is born 1923 in Thorne Town, Indiana.

 

Father, Everett J. Allen.

Mother, Mabel O. (Sollars) Allen.

Sister, Viola M. Allen.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 2916403.

 

Robert was KIA when the USS Helena was hit by several torpedoed during the Battle of Kula Gulf on Sep. 6, 1943 he was declared dead on Aug. 10, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/WarDamageReports/WarDamageReportCL50/WarDamageReportCL50.html 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 Helena (CL-50) Destroyer
Casualty List
His rank Coxwain