ALLEY, Jay Edgar - GM1/c USN - North Carolina

Jay Edgar Alley GM1c
Jay Edgar Alley
Gunner's Mate First Class
Jay Edgar Alley GM1c
USS Arizona Memorial Wall
USS Arizona ROC
  • Name of Record: Jay Edgar Alley
  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 261 87 66
  • Rate: GM1/c (Gunner's Mate First Class)
  • Duties: Take charge of gun and crew. Assemble and fire all types of guns. Handle ammunition. Handle mines and depth charges.
  • Enlisted: 18 September 1935
  • Place: Houston, Texas
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 24 February 1936
  • From: NTS Norfolk
  • Extended Enlistment 2 Years: 17 September 1939
  • Reenlisted: 26 August 1941 4 years
  • Place: Pearl Harbor
  • Birth Name: - - Alley
  • Date of Birth: 1 February 1916
  • Place of Birth: Davidson Township, North Carolina
  • School: Not Known
  • Hometown / State on December 1941: Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Next of Kin: Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie E. Alley - Parents
  • Parents: Lonnie Edgar Alley & Patsy Agnes Hager Alley
  • 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.