Edward Henry Allen
Edward Henry Allen
|Born||March 2, 1908|
Pekin, North Dakota
|Died||May 7, 1942 (aged 34)|
at sea Coral Sea
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1931-1942|
|Unit||Scouting Squadron 2 |
|Battles/wars||World War II|
*Battle of the Coral Sea
|Awards||Navy Cross and |
Gold Star in lieu of a
second Navy Cross
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Edward Henry Allen (March 2, 1908 – May 7, 1942) was a member of the United States Navy who was awarded the Navy Cross and Gold Star for his heroism.
Born in Pekin, North Dakota, Allen graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1931. He served with Scouting Squadron 2 in Lexington (CV-2).
Lieutenant Allen was reported missing 7 May 1942 when his plane was shot down by enemy aircraft during the Battle of the Coral Sea. He was awarded a Navy Cross for the defense of his carrier 20 February 1942 and a Gold Star in lieu of a second Navy Cross for the action in which he lost his life.
Edward H. Allen (DE-531) was launched 7 October 1943 by Boston Navy Yard; sponsored by Mrs. David H. Clark; and commissioned 16 December 1943, Lieutenant Commander M. M. Sanford in command.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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