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Camden Courier-Post – Feburary 10, 1945

Lt. Jacques Allen Dies; Newfield Officer Slain in Conflict

1st Lt. Jacques Hartley Allen, 22, son of C. Richard Allen, Camden attorney and past department commander of the American Legion, died Thursday in Camp Pendleton hospital, Oceanside CA, of a disease super-induced from injuries received in an airplane crash during a battle in the South Pacific. His mother is a past county president of the Legion Auxiliary.

Parents at Deathbed

Mr. and Mrs. Allen and the young bride of Lieutenant Allen, Emily Justis Allen, were with him when he died. Lieutenant Allen received a severe nose injury when his plane was smashed and he “bailed out” over one of the islands in the South Pacific.

He had been overseas a year when he was injured and was sent home for an operation to his nose. He contracted yellow jaundice and complications when he reached California and his parents went to the hospital in Oceanside.

Lieutenant Allen graduated from Haddon Heights High School in 1940 and entered the University of Virginia. A year later he went to the Drexel Institute of Technology. In 1942 he entered the Marine Corps. He graduated from an aviation training school at Pensacola FL on October 29, 1943. After receiving his wings and commission as an air pilot he and Miss Justis were married the same day. Also surviving is a brother Carlos, of Haddonfield, and his grandmother, Mrs., Horace B. Allen. His parents reside at Chews Landing Road and Hutchinson Avenue in Haddonfield. The body is being sent East for military rites and burial.


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