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Allen, William Clayborn

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate First Class William Clayborn Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Arizona (BB-39) Battleship, United States Navy.


William is born 1911 in Kansas, Missouri.


Father, Charles L. Allen.

Mother, Rachael J. Allen.

Sister, Ruby Allen.

Brothers, Ross E. Orville, Francis and Arley Allen.


William enlisted the service in California with service number # 3811983.


William died on board the USS Arizona, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.


Thanks to 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 Arizona (BB-39)
William C. Allen
His Rank Electrician's Matr First Class