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Allan S. Harrison III was the only child of Cora M. and Allan S. Harrison II, a Proctor & Gamble salesman, who grew up in a simple house on Lidstone Street in Houston. He attended Stephen F. Austin High School and attended ROTC then attended the University of Houston. During the Pacific War joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) and entered flight school in Corpus Christi, Texas. Afterwards, assigned to the Pacific. On January 9, 1944 he claimed a Zero probable. On January 23, 1944 he claimed two Zeros and Hamp. Finally on February 4, 1944 he claimed one Zeke. In total, 4 aerial victories and a probable. Before he was lost, he flew a total of ten combat mission. Harrison earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Gold Star and Purple Heart (posthumously).
HARRISON, Allan S, First Lieutenant, O-21213, USMC, from Texas, Manila American Cemetery + HARRISON, Allan Sublett, III, 21213, POW&MP Det, HQ USMC, Washington DC, January 17, 1946, missing-killed in action + HARRISON, Allan Sublett, III, 1st Lieutenant, USMCR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allan S. Harrison, II 2437 Lidstone St., Houston, Tex + HARRISON, Allan S III, 1STLT, O-021213, USMC, from Texas, location New Britain Island, date of loss February 11, 1944
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