Allen, Daniel Emery, SM3c

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Last Rank
Signalman 3rd Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SM-0000-Signalman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Signalman
Primary Unit
1942-1942, SM-0000, USS Grunion (SS-216)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
SM-Signalman

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Salem, IN
Last Address
Salem, IN

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Last Known Activity

Departing Hawaii on 30 June 1942 after ten days of intensive training, the USS Grunion (SS-216) touched Midway Island before heading toward the Aleutian Islands for her first war patrol. Her first report, made as she patrolled north of Kiska Island, stated she had been attacked by a Japanese destroyer and had fired torpedoes at her with inconclusive results. She operated off Kiska throughout July and sank two enemy patrol boats as she waited for enemy shipping. On 30 July, the submarine reported intensive antisubmarine activity and was ordered back to Dutch Harbor.

The Grunion was never heard from again. Air searches off Kiska were fruitless, and on 5 October the Grunion was reported overdue from patrol and assumed lost with all hands. Her name was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 November 1942. Captured Japanese records show no antisubmarine attacks in the Kiska area, and the fate of Grunion remained a mystery for 65 years, until the discovery in the Bering Sea in August 2007 of a wreck believed to be her. In October 2008, the U.S. Navy verified that the wreck is the Grunion.

SM3 Allen was a member of the crew of the USS Grunion when she went missing.
   
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Service number: 2874211
   
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 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUS NavyUSS Grunion (SS-216)
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1942, SM-0000, USS 0-8 (SS-69)
  1942-1942, SM-0000, USS Grunion (SS-216)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 USS Grunion (SS-216)
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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