Alley, George William, S1c

 Service Photo   Service Details
View Time Line
Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1944, TM-0000, USS Spence (DD-512)
Service Years
1944 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
Seaman 1st Class

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Michael Williams, DC3 to remember Alley, George William, S1c.

If you knew or served with this Sailor and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Casualty Info
Home Town
Cheviot, OH
Last Address
3830 Carrie Ave.
Cheviot, OH

Casualty Date
Dec 18, 1944
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Other Cause
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Wall of the Missing (Cenotaph)

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1944, World War II Fallen
  1944, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  1944, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1944, WW II Memorial National Registry

 Ribbon Bar

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1944-1944, TM-0000, USS Spence (DD-512)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 17 December, Spence prepared to refuel and pumped out all of the salt water ballast from her tanks; but rough seas caused the fueling operation to be cancelled. The next day, the weather worsened and the storm turned into a major typhoon. As the ships wallowed in canyon-like troughs of brine, Spence's electrical equipment got wet from great quantities of sea water taken on board. After a 72 degree roll to port, all of the lights went out and the pumps stopped. The rudder jammed; and, after a deep roll to port about 1100, Spence capsized and sank. Only 24 of her complement survived.
Not Specified
Copyright Inc 2003-2011