Thomas P. Allen

(1922 - 1945)

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Thomas P. Allen
1922 - 1945
Born
c. 1922
Death
February 8, 1945
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Thomas P. Allen was born c. 1922. He died on February 8, 1945 at age 23.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Thomas P. Allen
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Ancona War Cemetery I. G. 14. in Italy
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Service number: l/22242
Rank: Craftsman
Regiment: Royal Canadian Electrical And Mechanical Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 12th Cdn. Inf. Bde. Workshop.
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Thomas P. Allen passed away on February 8, 1945 at 23 years of age. He was buried in Ancona War Cemetery I. G. 14., Italy. He was born c. 1922. We have no information about Thomas's family.

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In 1922, in the year that Thomas P. Allen was born, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1930, he was merely 8 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1938, Thomas was 16 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1945, in the year of Thomas P. Allen's passing, on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

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c. 1891 - Sep 10, 1916 1891 - 1916
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c. 1890 - May 28, 1917 1890 - 1917
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Unknown - Sep 25, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1881 - Jan 3, 1918 1881 - 1918
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c. 1897 - Aug 11, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1926 - May 20, 1945 1926 - 1945
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c. 1915 - May 31, 1942 1915 - 1942
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c. 1897 - Jun 13, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1894 - Nov 10, 1918 1894 - 1918
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Unknown - Sep 21, 1914 ? - 1914
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c. 1892 - Mar 29, 1919 1892 - 1919
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c. 1902 - May 27, 1940 1902 - 1940
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c. 1910 - May 27, 1942 1910 - 1942
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c. 1923 - Sep 20, 1944 1923 - 1944
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