Allen, Roy Richard, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1941-1942, S2c-0000, USS Houston (CA-30)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
Seaman Second Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cleveland, OH
Last Address
1317 Iroquois Ave
Cleveland, OH

Casualty Date
Dec 15, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MD-10 (memorial marker)

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial WWII Memorial National Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1945, World War II Fallen
  1945, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1945, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  1945, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1940-1941, S2c-0000, USS San Francisco (CA-38)
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, USS Henderson (AP-1)
  1941-1942, S2c-0000, USS Houston (CA-30)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 East Indies Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Balikpapan (Makassar Strait)
  1942-1942 East Indies Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Sunda Strait
  1942-1942 East Indies Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Java Sea
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 22, 1940, Service # 283 33 77
  Aug 22, 1940, Promoted to S2c
  Mar 01, 1942, Listed as Missing in Action
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

During the Battle of Sunda Strait the USS Houston (CA-30) was attempting to sail through the narrow strait, when just after midnight on March 1, 1952, she was spotted and surrounded by multiple Japanese warships. Despite intelligence reports that there were no enemy ships in the area, the cruiser found herself in a desperate battle against an entire Japanese battle fleet. The ship was hit by four torpedoes and close-range gunfire until she rolled over and sank and 1,061 crewmen were lost.

S2c Allen was listed as missing in action. On December 15, 1945 he was declared dead.
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