William Lewis Allen SK2c V-6
William Lewis Allen
Storekeeper Second Class
William Lewis Allen SK2c V-6
USS Arizona Memorial Wall
USS Arizona ROC
  • Name of Record: William Lewis Allen
  • Branch: United States Navy Reserve
  • Service Number: 346 76 58
  • Rate: SK2/c (Storekeeper Second Class)
  • V-6 (Enlisted men required for mobilization in addition to other classes of Volunteer Reserve.)
  • Duties: Take charge of ship's storeroom. Issue and account for stock and clothing.
  • Enlisted: 4 November 1940
  • Place: Houston, Texas
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 3 November 1941
  • From: RS San Diego
  • Birth Name: William Lewis Allen
  • Date of Birth: 30 Sep 1896
  • Place of Birth: Washington, Indiana
  • School: Not Known
  • Hometown / State on December 1941: Houston, Texas
  • Next of Kin: Mrs. William Lewis Allen [Beulah Lee] - Wife (First wife Helen Ruth Maher)
  • Address: 501 Western Union Building, Houston, Texas
  • Parents: Van Allen & Carrie Ettie Damewood Allen
  • 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

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.