MM Allen A. Buffum

Hero Profile - WWII

Address when enlisted - 291 South Main St.

Date of Sacrifice April 9, 1942 - Age 43

Allen A. Buffum the first Cohasset casualty of WWII lost his life when the oil tanker E. Van Rensselaer was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Brazil, on April 9, 1942. he was a member of the merchant marine and in WWI had served as a member of the field hospital unit with fifteen months over seas duty.

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