Jay Edgar Alley
|Birthplace:||North Carolina, United States|
|Death:||Died in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI, USA|
|Cause of death:||Aboard the USS Arizona|
|Place of Burial:||USS Arizona Memorial Honolulu Honolulu County Hawaii|
|Managed by:||Nathan Luke Cowdrey|
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About GM1C Jay Edgar Alley
Enlisted in 1936.
During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the USS Arizona was bombed. She exploded and sank, killing 1,177 officers and crewmen. Unlike many of the other ships sunk or damaged that day, Arizona could not be fully salvaged, though the Navy removed parts of the ship for reuse. The wreck still lies at the bottom of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, dedicated on 30 May 1962 to all those who died during the attack, straddles the ship's hull.