|Edward Henry Allen|
|Born||March 2, 1908|
|Died||May 7, 1942(aged 34)|
|Place of birth||Pekin, North Dakota|
|Place of death||at sea Coral Sea|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1931-1942|
Scouting Squadron 2 |
World War II|
*Battle of the Coral Sea
Navy Cross and a |
Gold Star in lieu of a
second Navy Cross
Edward Henry Allen (March 2, 1908 – May 7, 1942) in Pekin, North Dakota.
Lieutenant Allen was reported missing 7 May 1942 when his plane was shot down by enemy aircraft during the Battle of the Coral Sea. He was awarded a Navy Cross for the defense of his carrier 20 February 1942 and a Gold Star in lieu of a second Navy Cross for the action in which he lost his life.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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