Allen, Darrel, TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
3611-Steward Cook
Last MOSGroup
Food Specialist
Primary Unit
1945-Present, 3611, Missing In Action
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Technical Sergeant

 
 

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State of Birth
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1921
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Marine TSgt Darrel Allen.
 
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Military Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]
  1945, World War II Fallen
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry


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Born June 2, 1921, in Fremont Township, Indiana. Darrel Allen served with the 27th Replacement Battalion during the battle of Iwo Jima, and was listed as missing in action on March 4, 1945. No cause of death was recorded, and his remains were never found.TSgt Allen was survived by his parents, Everett and Vesta Allen, and by his wife.

   
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The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February �?? 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces landed and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World War II. The Imperial Japanese Army positions on the island were heavily fortified, with a dense network of bunkers, hidden artillery positions, and 11 miles of underground tunnels. The Americans on the ground were supported by extensive naval artillery and complete air supremacy over Iwo Jima from the beginning of the battle by U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators. Iwo Jima was also the only battle by the U.S. Marine Corps in which the American casualties exceeded the Japanese, although Japanese combat deaths numbered three times the number of American deaths. Of the 22,000 Japanese soldiers on Iwo Jima at the beginning of the battle, only 216 were taken prisoner, some of whom were captured because they had been knocked unconscious or otherwise disabled. The majority of the remainder were killed in action, although it has been estimated that as many as 3,000 continued to resist within the various cave systems for many days after wards, eventually succumbing to their injuries or surrendering weeks later. The 36-day (Iwo Jima) assault resulted in more than 26,000 American casualties, including 6,800 dead. Iwo Jima was also the only U.S. Marine battle where the American casualties exceeded the Japanese, although Japanese combat deaths numbered three times as many American deaths. Two US Marines were captured as POWs during the battle; neither of them would survive their captivity. USS Bismarck Sea was also lost, the last U.S. aircraft carrier sunk in World War II.

   
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 Unit Assignments
Marine Barracks3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)Missing In Action
  1942-1943, 3372, Marine Barracks Navy Yard WASHDC
  1944-1945, 3611, 3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)
  1945-Present, 3611, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
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