Chickasaw County

Delmar E. Allison, S1/c

 

 

 

NASHUA SAILOR DIED IN BLAST

No Information Given on Details of Mishap

Nashua -- Mr. and Mrs. Russell Allison received a telegram that their son, Delmar Eugene Allison, Seaman 1/c, had been killed in an accidental explosion April 29. The telegram stated that no information was available as to the disposition of the remains owing to the existing conditions but burial at sea or in the locality of death highly probable.

Seaman Delbert Allison entered the service June 5, 1944, took his boot training at Great Lakes, and his final training at Norfolk, Va., starting foreign duty Oct. 24, 1944. He was born in Chickasaw county on a farm northeast of Nashua, June 11, 1925, and was in his senior year of high school at the Nashua high school when he was taken into the service.

Surviving, beside his parents are one bother, Max; 3 sisters, Jean, Fern, and Sharon. He was believed to be in Guam.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, May 3, 1945

DELBERT E. ALLISON

Navy—Seaman 1st Class
Killed in accidental explosion, April 29, 1945.
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. Russell Allison, Nashua.
Was a member of the senior class of 1945 at Nashua high school, when called to service.

Source: The Nashua Reporter, Mary 29, 1946 (photo included)