Allen, Robert Orville, Cox

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1940-1943, COX-0000, USS Helena (CL-50)
Service Years
1940 - 1943

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rockport, IN
Last Address
Rockport, IN

Casualty Date
Jul 06, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Alexander Cemetery - Patronville, Indiana
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(memorial marker)

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COX Allen wa stationed aboard the USS Helena was it was sunk on July 6, 1943. His body was not recovered and he was later declared dead.

Service number: 2916403

Navy Unit Commendation
For outstanding heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces afloat in the Solomon Islands - New Georgia Areas. Gallantly carrying the fight to the enemy, the USS HELENA opened the night Battle of Cape Esperance on 11-12 October 1942 boldly sending her fire into the force of enemy warships, sinking a hostile destroyer and holding to a minimum the damage to our destroyers in the rear of the Task Force. She engaged at close quarters a superior force of hostile combatant ships in the Battle of Guadalcanal on the night of 12-13 November 1942, rallying our own forces after the Flag Ship had been disabled and contributing to the enemy's defeat. In her final engagement in the pre-dawn battle of 5-6 July 1943, the HELENA valiantly sailed down the restricted and submarine-infested waters of Kula Gulf under the terrific torpedo and gun fire of the enemy to bombard Kolombangara and New Georgia while covering the landing of our troops at Rice Anchorage, and twenty-four hours later, her blazing guns aided in the destruction of a vastly superior enemy naval force before she was fatally struck by Japanese torpedoes. Her brave record of combat achievement is evidence of the HELENA'S intrepidity and the heroic fighting spirit of her officers and men.
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  1940-1943, COX-0000, USS Helena (CL-50)


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 USS Helena (CL-50) Details

USS Helena (CL-50)
USS Helena CL-50-700px.jpg
USS Helena in the South Pacific, 1943
(note: radar antennas have been brushed out by censors)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Helena
Namesake: Helena, Montana
Builder: New York Navy Yard
Laid down: 9 December 1936
Launched: 27 August 1939
Commissioned: 18 September 1939
Fate: Sunk, Battle of Kula Gulf, 6 July 1943
General characteristics
Class and type: St. Louis-class light cruiser
Displacement: 10,000 long tons (10,000 t)
Length: 608.3 ft (185.4 m)
Beam: 61.7 ft (18.8 m)
Draft: 19.8 ft (6.0 m)
Propulsion: Steam turbines
Speed: 33 kn (38 mph; 61 km/h)
Complement: 888 officers and enlisted men
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament: 15 × 6 in (150 mm)/47 cal guns (5x3)
8 × 5 in (130 mm)/38 cal dual purpose guns (4x2)
8 × .50 in (12.70 mm) anti-aircraft machine guns

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS G-H

Light Cruiser

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Last Updated: Oct 14, 2018
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1942-1943, USS Helena (CL-50)
1942-1943, USS Helena (CL-50)
90 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Helena (CL-50)

Cecil, Charles Purcell, RADM, (1916-1944) OFF 111X Captain
Hoover, Gilbert, ADM, (1916-1947) OFF 111X Captain
Buerkle, Elmer Charles, CDR, (1925-1943) OFF 111X Commander
Yeates, Arthur Bernard, LCDR, (1940-1943) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Mooney, John Frederick, LT, (1939-1943) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Washburn, Henry Stephenson, LT, (1940-1943) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Griffin, Joseph Sebastian, LTJG, (1939-1943) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Hansen, William James, LTJG, (1940-1943) OFF 116X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lynch, Jack, ENS, (1941-1943) OFF 116X Ensign
Bennak, John, PO1, (1939-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bidelot, Albert Raphael, PO1, (1935-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bodecker, Regis James, PO1, (1935-1941) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cranford, Robert Marion, PO1, (1932-1944) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Krames, Edward C., PO1, (1936-1943) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Miller, Clarence Irving, CPO, (1935-1944) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Baldwin, Raymond William, PO2, (1939-1943) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dobbins, Richard, PO2 EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Furr, James H, PO2, (1939-1943) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gardner, Arthur Joseph, PO2, (1939-1941) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Labolle, Donald C., PO2, (1940-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Morincelli, Edo, PO2, (1939-1941) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Pensyl, John, PO2, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Rzempoluch, John, PO2, (1939-1943) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Urban, John, PO2 MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Venable Jr, Hoge, PO2 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Yugovich, Michael, PO2, (1939-1941) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Austin, Samuel, PO2, (1940-1943) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
Brown, Donald Howard, PO1, (1939-1942) FC FC-0000 Fire Controlman 2nd Class
Mayo, Marvin William, PO2, (1938-1941) FC FC-0000 Fire Controlman 2nd Class
Bailey, James Monroe, PO3, (1939-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Beardsley, Loren Leigh, PO3, (1939-1941) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
DeLong, George, PO1, (1941-1947) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Edling, Robert, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Flannery, Robert, PO3, (1941-1941) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Fuzi, Eugene, PO3, (1941-1941) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kuhr, Willis L., PO3, (1940-1943) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Powers, Joe, PO3, (1940-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Baliva, Frank, S1c, (1940-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Brandt, Walter, S1c, (1941-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Minix, Orville Ray, S1c, (1937-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Murphy, George Dewey, PO2, (1942-1947) GM GM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Bishop, Leslie Haven, S1c, (1941-1943) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Daniels, Eddie, SN, (1941-1941) 00 00-0000 Seaman
Link, Arlo M., S1c, (1941-1943) SN SN-9700 Seaman
Arnesen, Robert Arne, F1c, (1939-1941) 00 00-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Bearden, Henry, FN, (1943-1945) MM MM-0000 Fireman
Aldridge, Thomas Elwood, S2c, (1941-1941) 00 00-0000 Seaman Second Class
Carter, William John, S2c, (1941-1941) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Love, Carl, S2c, (1941-1941) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Wohl, Oswald Carl, S2c, (1940-1941) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Albanese, Salvatore Joseph, F2c, (1940-1941) 00 00-0000 Fireman Apprentice
Borgeson, Victor N., FA, (1942-1943) MM MM-0000 Fireman Apprentice
Erbes, Leland Earl, F2c, (1940-1941) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman 2nd Class
English, Robert, RADM, (1913-1943) Captain
English, Robert Henry, RADM, (1911-1943) Captain
Hallenberg, William, LTJG, (1941-1943) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Bennett, Tobe, PO1, (1939-1943) Petty Officer First Class
Klee, Earl Irwin, PO1, (1939-1943) Petty Officer First Class
Lisko, Aleck, PO1, (1939-1943) Petty Officer First Class

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