ALLEN, William Clayborn - EM1/c USN - California

William Clayborn Allen EM1c
William Clayborn Allen
Electrician's Mate First Class
William Clayborn Allen EM1c
USS Arizona Memorial Wall
USS Arizona ROC
  • Name of Record: William Clayborn Allen
  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 381 19 83
  • Rate: EM1/c (Electrician's Mate First Class)
  • Duties: Use electrical tools and repair electrical equipment. Charge storage batteries. Wind armatures. Stand watch on main gyrocompass and in main control room of electrically driven ships. Repair telephone circuits. Apply first aid in case of electrical shock.
  • Enlisted: 18 June 1935
  • Place: San Diego, California
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 20 February 1936
  • From: NTS San Diego
  • Reenlisted: 3 July 1939
  • Place: USS Arizona
  • Birth Name: William Clayborn Allen
  • Date of Birth: 30 October 1910
  • Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri
  • School: Westport High School - 1930
  • Hometown / State on December 1941: Long Beach, California
  • Next of Kin: Mrs. Margaret Frances Allen - Wife
  • Address: 1240 Magnolia, Long Beach, California
  • Parents: William C. Allen & Mallie Cora Coffman Allen [McCarty]
  • Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
  • Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal

Photo and Service information from the Vincent J. Vlach, USN Ret., (USS Arizona Survivor & Ship's Historian) and I. B. Nease, USNR Ret., (USS Arizona Historian) Collections [privately held collections]
Other Information, Documents, and/or Photos provided by N. A. Nease [privately held collection]
Report of Changes: National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland, United States; Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 01/01/1939 - 01/01/1949; Record Group: 24, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1798 - 2007; Series ARC ID: 594996; Series MLR Number: A1 135
Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease.
May not be reprinted in any form, other than non-profit educational use, without prior written permission of the author.