Allen, Daniel Emery, SM3c

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

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

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
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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.

Service number: 2874211
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  1941-1942, SM-0000, USS 0-8 (SS-69)


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 USS 0-8 (SS-69) Details

USS 0-8 (SS-69)
Name: USS O-8
Ordered: 3 March 1916
Builder: Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts
Laid down: 27 February 1917
Launched: 31 December 1917
Commissioned: 11 July 1918
Decommissioned: 27 May 1931
Recommissioned: 28 April 1941
Decommissioned: 11 September 1945
Struck: 11 October 1945
Fate: Sold for scrap, 4 September 1946
General characteristics
Type: O class submarine
Displacement: 520.6 long tons (529 t) surfaced
629 long tons (639 t) submerged
Length: 172 ft 4 in (52.53 m)
Beam: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Draft: 14 ft 5 in (4.39 m)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
2  440 hp (328 kW) diesel engines
2  370 hp (276 kW) electric motors
2 shafts
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph) surfaced
10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph) submerged
Complement: 2 officers, 27 men
Armament:  4  18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes, 8 torpedoes
1  deck gun

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2018
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2 Members Also There at Same Time
USS 0-8 (SS-69)

Cosaftes, Thomas, PO2, (1941-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Blaha, Frank, LCDR, (1935-1944) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade

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