Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

George B. Allen

Merchant Marine. American


 Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Roster information listed for George B. Allen

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
AmericanSteam merchantChief Mate11 Jun 1942U-504

Personal information

of Oakland CA

Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal Award Citation:

For heroism above and beyond the call of duty.

A torpedo struck the stern of his ship demolishing the rudder and propeller, blowing the steering engine through the top of the after house, and wrecking the crew's quarters. He formed a rescue party which, while the ship was sinking, went aft into the wreckage of the crew's quarters below the main deck and carried out five injured men trapped in the wreckage.

His extraordinary courage and disregard of his own safety in thus rescuing members of his crew will be an enduring inspiration to seamen of the United States Merchant Marine everywhere.

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