Cerro Gordo County

Lloyd P. Allen





Selective Service Board No. 2 Sends 34 Men To Navy –

Thirty-four men left local board No. 2 on the 6:30 bus for Des Moines Thursday morning to be inducted in the navy. In the picture are . . . . Lloyd P. Allen [not specifically identified in the photograph]. . . Representatives of the Citizen’s Victory committee are shown with the colors. They were present with send-off gifts for the new inductees.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Tuesday, September 28, 1944, Page 17

Sailor Missing in Hurricane
Last Fall Now Declared Lost

Lloyd P. Allen was on U. S. S. Warrington
Sunk on East Coast

Lloyd P. Allen, fireman 2/c, previously reported missing when his ship was sunk in the hurricane off the east coast last September, has now been listed as having lost his life at that time, according to a telegram from the navy department received here. His wife and 2 children live at 402 Jackson N. E.

“The navy department deeply regrets to inform you that a careful review of all facts available relating to the disappearance of you husband, previously reported missing,” state the message to Mrs. Allen, “leads to the conclusion that there is no hope for his survival and that he lost his life as result of his ship being sunk during the hurricane on Sept. 24, 1944, while in the service of his country.”

Allen went into the service last May, taking his boot training at Great Lakes. As a civilian he was [a] salesman for the Dr. Pepper Bottling company here. He had never seen his daughter, now 5 months old. The other child, a son, is 5 years of age. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd G. Allen, live at 843 7th S. E.

Fireman 2/c Allen was on the same ship, the U. S. S. Warrington, that Ralph Lemon, electrician’s mate 1/c, also of Mason City, survived the sinking of.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Tuesday, February 20, 1945, Page 13 (photo included)

NOTE: FM2/C Lloyd Phillip Allen has been memorialized at the East Coast Memorial located in Manhattan, New York.