Allen, Woodrow Hugh, AMM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
AMM-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AMM-0000, USS Kitty Hawk (AKV-1)
Service Years
1939 - 1943
AMM-Aviation Machinist's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
McKinney, Collin County, Texas
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Sep 04, 1943
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Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Q 0 40

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS West Virginia (BB-48)USS Hornet (CV-8)US Navy
  1941-1941, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
  1941-1941, USS Hornet (CV-8)
  1942-1942, AMM-0000, USS Hornet (CV-8)
  1942-1943, AMM-0000, USS Kitty Hawk (AKV-1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Buin-Faisi-Tonolai Raid
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Georgia Campaign (1943)
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  Sep 04, 1943, Woodrow Hugh Allen - Machinist 1st Class3
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AMM1c Woodrow Hugh ALLEN
Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class - US Navy

Woodrow H. Allen survived five major battles at sea in the Pacific including the sinking of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in the South Pacific where he was decorated for bravery. Woodrow was killed almost a year later in an explosion aboard another ship, believed to be the USS Kitty Hawk (AKV-1), near New Georgia Island in the Pacific on 4 Sept. 1943. He was 24.

Wounded on the USS Hornet, October 1942. Killed in action September 1943. The Hornet was awarded 4 Service stars. He may have also received the Presidential Unit Citation as part of Torpedo Squadron 8 operating from U.S.S. Hornet CV-8.

Woodrow H. Allen is listed at the Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney, Texas.
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