Allen, Thomas Benton, GM2c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1941, GM-0000, USS California (BB-44)
Service Years
1937 - 1941
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Richard City, TN
Last Address
Richard City, TN
(Mother~Grace Allen)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION C SITE 107

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1941-1941, GM-0000, USS California (BB-44)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Apr 21, 1937, Service Entry Date & Serial Number
  Nov 04, 1937, Received on the USS California
  Oct 01, 1941, Promoted to GM2c
  Dec 07, 1941, Transferred to US Naval Hospital Pearl Harbor for treatment
  Sep 26, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Petty Officer Thomas B. Allen died of wounds at Naval Hospital Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, sustained during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was stationed on board the USS California BB-44.

On 7 December 1941 USS CALIFORNIA was moored at the southernmost berth of "Battleship Row" and was with other dreadnoughts of the Battle Force when the Japanese launched their aerial attack. As she was about to undergo a material inspection, watertight integrity was not at its maximum; consequently the ship suffered great damage when hit. At 0805 a bomb exploded below decks, setting off an antiaircraft ammunition magazine and killing about 50 men. A second bomb ruptured her bow plates. Despite valiant efforts to keep her afloat the onrushing water could not be isolated and CALIFORNIA settled into the mud with only her superstructure remaining above the surface. When the action ended, 98 of her crew were lost and 61 wounded. 
   
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