Rank and Name, Mess Attendant Third Class Clifton Richard Allen.
Unit/Placed in, USCGC Muskeget WAG-38, Weathership, United States Coast Guard.
Clifton was born in, 1907 in New Jersey.
Father, Horace M. Allen.
Sisters, Sadie E. and Betsy A. Allen.
Clifton enlisted the Navy in North Carolina with service number # 234567.
Clifton’s rank/duty was a Mess Attendant Third Class on-board the USCGC Muskeget WAG-38.
Clifton was KIA when the ship was torpedoed by the U-755 and sunk on Sep. 9, 1942, Mess Attendant Third Class Clifton R. Allen is honored with a Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal a Combat Action Ribbon and a WWII Victory Medal.
Clifton is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County, (Manhattan), New York, USA.
Tablets of the missing.
Thanks to https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship2135.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/
WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/
Military Recovery, https://www.dpaa.mil/
From the Coast Guard Historian’s Office:
The U.S. Weather Observation Station Ship MUSKEGET (ex-CORNISH) departed Boston on the afternoon of 24 August, 1942, en route to Weather Station No. 2, 53°N – 42° 30’W. The first weather report from the vessel originated 28 August, 1942 while en route to her station. On 31 August, 1942 she reported on weather conditions. The last report on the weather was received from her 9 September, 1942, when she was awaiting the arrival of her relief, the USCGC MONOMOY. On 11 September 1942, the MONOMOY reported she was unable to effect relief of the MUSKEGET due to failure to establish communications. Enemy submarines were reported active and a message was transmitted by the MONOMOY for action of the MUSKEGET but the weather patrol vessel again failed to answer her call. Repeated efforts were made by the MONOMOY to contact the vessel without success. On 13 September 1942, the MONOMOY arrived at Weather Station No. 2 and cruised on station for 9 days. On 15 September 1942, upon a report from the MONOMOY of inability to communicate with the MUSKEGET, all aircraft and ships in the vicinity were directed to search for and report any positive results. This search on 16 September proved fruitless.
After a year had elapsed, Muskeget was presumed lost in action with no survivors. At the time of her sinking, she had 121 men on board: 9 commissioned officers, 107 enlisted men, one Public Health Service officer, and four civilian employees of the U.S. Weather Service. German naval records recovered after the war indicated that U-755, under the command of Kapitänleutnant Walter Göing, reported torpedoing a U.S. auxiliary merchant cruiser in Muskeget’s area of operation on 9 September 1942. It was probably this attack that caused the destruction of Muskeget and the loss of her entire crew.