Y1c Glen Allen Summers

Unknown Sailor

Y1c Glen Allen Summers

Glen Allen Summers was born March 10, 1917 in Wibaux County in east-central Montana near the North Dakota border. His mother, Mary Anne Daugherty Summers, was a homemaker and his father, Edward Summers, a farmer. They had five children.

The family was still in Wibaux County at the time of the 1930 Census.

Glen Summers enlisted in the Navy on May 15, 1935, and went aboard the U.S.S. Arizona in April 1937. His mother and older brother Kenneth moved that same year to Long Beach, California, which was home port to the Arizona. Mrs. Summers died in June 1940.

Young Mr. Summers married Hellen Marie Miller in December 1940 in Seattle, Washington. The ship was docked nearby at Puget Sound Navy Yard for two months that fall.

Mr. Summers was a yeoman and petty officer first class when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.


Sources: the Long Beach (California) Press-Telegram; the Fort Collins Coloradoan; The Billings (Montana) Gazette; Census; Navy muster rolls; Washington marriage certificate; Long Beach, California, city directory; World War II military registration card. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.

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