WILLIAM B. ALLEN, CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Allen '43

Date of birth: October 4, 1919

Date of death: August 19, 1958

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From the October 1958 issue of SHIPMATE:

Cdr. WILLIAM B. ALLEN, USN, was killed 19 August 1958 in an aircraft accident in the Mediterranean where he was commanding officer of Fighter Squadron 11.

Following graduation he served on the battleship NEVADA during World War II, taking part in the Aleutians campaign and the Normandy invasion. He became a Naval Aviator in 1945. During the Korean conflict he fought as a jet pilot with Fighter Squadron 22 based on the carrier LAKE CHAMPLAIN.

Commander Allen is survived by his widow Mary Beth, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Celia Sharon and Ann Wayne, and his mother, Mrs. Eric C. Allen of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1943

William is one of 83 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.