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Neal Westerman Sullivan

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Neal Westerman Sullivan

Birth
Cooper, Delta County, Texas, USA
Death
18 Jan 1942 (aged 39–40)
At Sea
Burial
Buried or Lost at Sea Add to Map
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Paris News
Paris, Lamar County, Texas
Wed. Jan. 21, 1942
Pg. 8

Grant Woman's Son Reported Missing

Hugo, Okla. (Special)--Mrs. Leona Gentry of Grant received word Tuesday that her son, Neal W. Sullivan, 30, was missing following the torpedoing Monday by a German submarine of the oil tanker Allan Jackson. The telegram was from the Standard Oil Company in New York.

Sullivan had lived nearly all his life in Grant, but, had been "in and out" there in recent years.

Mrs. Gentry lives near the Baptist Church in Grant.
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Paris News
Paris, Lamar County, Texas Texas
Mon. Dec. 11, 1944
Pg. 6

Seaman's Medal Sent To Mother At Grant

Hugo, Okla. (Special)--Mrs. Leona Gentry of Grant has received the Mariner's Medal on behalf of her son, Neal Sullivan, who lost his life in the sinking of the Allan Jackson, Jan. 12, 1942 [sic: Jan. 18, 1942].

A similar award was received several months ago by the family of W. H. Pearcy [William Hobbs Pearcy] of Grant, who lost his life in the sinking of a Standard Oil Company tanker in the South Pacific [Sic: Caribbean]. Pearcy was a brother of Mrs. Dean Weaver and Miss Mary Lee Pearcy, both of Hugo.
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The Allen Jackson has the distinction of being the first tanker to be sunk off the North Carolina Coast in an area that would become known in World War II as "Torpedo Alley". By the war's end, more than 70 boats were sunk by German U-boats in these waters.

On January 18, 1942, the Allan Jackson, was traveling from Cartagena, Columbia, to New York carrying 72,870 barrels of crude oil, when it was struck by two torpedoes fired from German U-boat U-66. The tanker split in two, caught fire, and sunk in 10,000 feet of water 70 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Of the 8 officers and 27 crew, only 3 officers and 10 crew survived. Neal W. Sullivan, serving as an Ordinary Seaman on this ship was among the 22 who lost their lives in this early morning attack.
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Source: Merchant Marine Casualties During WWII
www.usmm.org
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Paris News
Paris, Lamar County, Texas
Wed. Jan. 21, 1942
Pg. 8

Grant Woman's Son Reported Missing

Hugo, Okla. (Special)--Mrs. Leona Gentry of Grant received word Tuesday that her son, Neal W. Sullivan, 30, was missing following the torpedoing Monday by a German submarine of the oil tanker Allan Jackson. The telegram was from the Standard Oil Company in New York.

Sullivan had lived nearly all his life in Grant, but, had been "in and out" there in recent years.

Mrs. Gentry lives near the Baptist Church in Grant.
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Paris News
Paris, Lamar County, Texas Texas
Mon. Dec. 11, 1944
Pg. 6

Seaman's Medal Sent To Mother At Grant

Hugo, Okla. (Special)--Mrs. Leona Gentry of Grant has received the Mariner's Medal on behalf of her son, Neal Sullivan, who lost his life in the sinking of the Allan Jackson, Jan. 12, 1942 [sic: Jan. 18, 1942].

A similar award was received several months ago by the family of W. H. Pearcy [William Hobbs Pearcy] of Grant, who lost his life in the sinking of a Standard Oil Company tanker in the South Pacific [Sic: Caribbean]. Pearcy was a brother of Mrs. Dean Weaver and Miss Mary Lee Pearcy, both of Hugo.
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The Allen Jackson has the distinction of being the first tanker to be sunk off the North Carolina Coast in an area that would become known in World War II as "Torpedo Alley". By the war's end, more than 70 boats were sunk by German U-boats in these waters.

On January 18, 1942, the Allan Jackson, was traveling from Cartagena, Columbia, to New York carrying 72,870 barrels of crude oil, when it was struck by two torpedoes fired from German U-boat U-66. The tanker split in two, caught fire, and sunk in 10,000 feet of water 70 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Of the 8 officers and 27 crew, only 3 officers and 10 crew survived. Neal W. Sullivan, serving as an Ordinary Seaman on this ship was among the 22 who lost their lives in this early morning attack.
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Source: Merchant Marine Casualties During WWII
www.usmm.org
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