James Furdnan Allen was born on 28 January 1920, Cherokee, Washington County, Tennessee, the son of James Ferdinand Allen and Hattie L. Dunn. He was Killed in Action 16 July 1943

Sgt Allen is buried at Union Church of Christ Cemetery, Washington County, Tennessee.

The Johnson City Press, 14 July 1948
The body of Sgt. James F. Allen, son of Mrs. Hattie Allen Canler of Jonesboro, route 3, who was killed in action July 16, 1943, in North Africa, is en route to the United States for reburial, relatives have been notified. Sergeant Allen, who was 23 years of age at the time of his death, was a member of the 26th Infantry, Company L, First Division. He entered Army service January 19, 1942, and was sent to an overseas post in August, 1942. He had training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., Fort Benning, Ga., Camp Blanding, Fla., and Indian Town Gap, Pa. Besides his mothers, survivors include a sister, Mrs. A.F. Odom of Johnson City; and two brothers, Buford S. Allen of Jonesboro, route 1 and Clabe E. Allen of Jonesboro, route 3.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 January 1920
  • Date of death: 16 July 1943
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Jonesboro
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division
  • Theater: North Africa
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Union Church of Christ Cemetery, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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