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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Service Years
1939 - 1943
NEC
AMM-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Home State
Texas
AMM-Aviation Machinist's Mate


Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall Coordinates
Q 0 40
Sep 04, 1943
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Awarded posthumously to his family at the end of the war.
1945
Service to 1943
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Good Conduct Medal was initially awarded to enlisted men of the Navy who completed a second (or subsequent) enlistment of three years under Continuous Service; obtained a general average of 4.5 on... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
New Georgia Group Operation
Description
This operation was fought during the Pacific war on this group of islands situated in the central Solomons. US forces invaded them as part of an American offensive (CARTWHEEL) to isolate and neutraliz... More
Memories
Woodrow H. Allen survived five major battles at sea in the Pacific including the sinking of the airc... More
1943 - 1943
USS Kitty Hawk (AKV-1)
USS Kitty Hawk (AKV-1)
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
NEC
AMM-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Comments
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AMM-Aviation Machinist's Mate
1942 - 1943
USS Hornet (CV-8)
USS Hornet (CV-8)
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
NEC
AMM-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Comments
Comments Pending
AMM-Aviation Machinist's Mate
1942 - 1942
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Wounded on the USS Hornet, October 1942. Killed in action September 1943. The Hornet was awarded 4 Service stars. He also received the Presidential Unit Citation as part of Torpedo Squadron 8 operatin... More
1942
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Wounded on the USS Hornet, October 1942. Killed in action September 1943. The Hornet was awarded 4 Service stars. He also received the Presidential Unit Citation as part of Torpedo Squadron 8 operatin... More
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
USS Hornet:

Wounded on the USS Hornet, October 1942. Killed in action September 1943. The Hornet was awarded 4 Service stars. He also received the Presidential Unit Citation as part of Torpedo Squadron... 
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1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
USS HORNET:

Wounded on the USS Hornet, October 1942. Killed in action September 1943. The Hornet was awarded 4 Service stars. He also received the Presidential Unit Citation as part of Torpedo Squadro... 
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1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
USS HORNET:

Wounded on the USS Hornet, October 1942. Killed in action September 1943. The Hornet was awarded 4 Service stars. He also received the Presidential Unit Citation as part of Torpedo Squadro... 
More
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
USS HORNET:

Wounded on the USS Hornet, October 1942. Killed in action September 1943. The Hornet was awarded 4 Service stars. He also received the Presidential Unit Citation as part of Torpedo Squadro... 
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1942
Battle of Midway
Description
The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater of Operations was one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, ... More
Memories
USS HORNET:

Wounded on the USS Hornet, October 1942. Killed in action September 1943. The Hornet was

... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
Description
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Santa Cruz or in Japanese sources as the Battle of the South Pacific, was the fourth carrier battle of the... More
Memories
Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942.
U.S.S. Hornet CV-8 was sunk at this battle after being in service fo
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1942 - 1942
Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
Description
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and a... More
Memories
Capture and defense of Guadalcanal, CV-8 action: 16 Oct 1942.
1942 - 1942
USS Hornet (CV-8)
USS Hornet (CV-8)
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1941 - 1941
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Comments
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1941 - 1941
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1939
Service from 1939

 
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