Kenneth Edward Van Allen
Name: Kenneth Edward Van Allen
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy
Rank: Musician 2nd Class
Dates of Service: 10/28/1942-2/10/1946
Area of Service:
Van Allen Brothers' WWII Story, 1943
Kenneth Edward Van Allen was born on February 24, 1923 in Louisville, Stark County, Ohio; he was the son of Clifford Henwood Van Allen (1871-1934) and
Lavenia Jane "Janie" Fleming (1891-1988). In 1930, Kenneth was living with his parents and siblings in Cunningham, Fluvanna County, Virginia.
Kenneth enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1942, and three of his brothers, Alfred, Roland Louis, and Russell Clifford Van Allen, also enlisted in the U.S. military during
WWII. Kenneth and two of his Van Allen brothers are shown in the below photo with their mother, Janie, ca. 1942:
L to R: Alfred Van Allen, Janie Van Allen, Harold Van Allen, Russell Clifford Van Allen; and Kenneth Edward Van Allen.
Kenneth married Opal Worth Marshall in Bath, Virginia, on December 27, 1947. Shown below is a photo of Kenneth and
Opal Van Allen in the late 1940's.
Kenneth Edward Van Allen passed away on May 13, 1999, in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, and he is buried next to his wife, Opal (1923-2000) in Signal Hill Memorial Park in