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FC1c Bernard R Wimmer (1910 - 1941)

Bernard died serving his country aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma, Pearl Harbor. He was a fire controlman.

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F1c Rex E. Wise (1920 - 1941)

F1 US NAVY World War II Fireman First Class USS Oklahoma Pearl Harbor You Will Always Be Remembered

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S1c Victor Pat Tumlinson (1922 - 1941)

The U.S.S. Oklahoma began capsizing after being struck initially by at least three Japanese aerial torpedoes. The Japanese also strafed the ships with machine gun fire. After being hit by more torped...

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Rm3c Starring B. Winfield (1919 - 1941)

The dawning of December 7, 1941 had begun with the U.S.S. Antares spotting a conning tower of a Japanese midget submarine attempting to enter Pearl Harbor. Aboard the Oklahoma, the day began with t...

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Ens. John C. England (1920 - 1941)

On the morning of December 7, 1941, just four days from his 21st birthday John C. England volunteered to work in the ship's radio room for a friend so that he might have more time with his family when ...

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CMC John Arnold Austin (1905 - 1941)

On the morning of 7 December 1941, Chief Carpenter Austin was on Oklahoma. When the battleship capsized as a result of Japanese bombs and torpedoes, he was trapped below water with many of his shipma...

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S1c Milton R. Surratt (1920 - 1941)

ased at Pearl Harbor from 29 December 1937 for patrols and exercises, Oklahoma was moored in Battleship Row on 7 December 1941, when the Japanese attacked. Outboard alongside Maryland, Oklahoma too...

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S1c Orval Tranbarger (1921 - 1941)

On 7 December 1941, Oklahoma was sunk by several bombs and torpedoes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. A total of 429 crew died when she capsized in Battleship Row. In 1943 Oklahoma was rig...

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S1c Russell Clyde Roach (1919 - 1941)

The USS Oklahoma was a proud ship, carrying a crew of nearly 1,300 devoted men. One of the largest ships in the United States' fleet, she had an overall length of 583' and a beam of 107'11". Though...

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F1c Creighton H Workman (1919 - 1941)

cenotaph: Lost at Pearl Harbor

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SF2c Algeo V. Malfante (1917 - 1941)

The USS Oklahoma plan of the day called for reveille at 0600. At 0615 sailors would sweep down all weather decks and living compartments. At 0740 the Japanese launched the second strike force of 14...

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S2c Thomas V. Jurashen (1924 - 1941)

S2C Thomas Jurashen was on board the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) when attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941; a "Date Which Will Live In Infamy".... Remains were returned to his family.

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GM2c William Francis "Bill" Hellstern (1920 - 1941)

Gunner's Mate 2/c U.S. Navy, World War II-Seaman Hellstern was killed in action on 12-7-1941 while serving as a Gunner's Mate on the USS Oklahoma {BB-37} during the attack to start WWII, and 429 sail...

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MM1c Paul Heino Gebser (1903 - 1941)

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MM1c Eugene K Eberhardt (1913 - 1941)

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F1c Kenneth E. Doernenburg (1918 - 1941)

Son of Fred & Louise (Hagen) Dornenburg. Crewmember of the USS Okahoma. Killed in action December 7th, 1941. Note: Entered the service from Antigo, Wisconsin.

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F1c Beoin H. Corzatt (c.1917 - 1941)

Son of Mrs. Addie May Corzatt, 401 W. 1st St., Arcanum, OH. Crewmember of the USS Oklahoma. Killed in action December 7th, 1941.

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F2c Lawrence A. Boxrucker (1917 - 1941)

Lawrence A. Boxrucker, formerly of Dorchester, died December 7, 1941 in a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His repatriated remains will be finally be laid to rest on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 11...

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SK3c Harry Ernest Nichols (1920 - 1941)

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SMN Wallace Gregory Mitchell (1923 - 1941)

His parents were George and Isabell Mitchell - originally from Massachusetts and moved out to California in the early 1920s. His father worked as a clerk with the United States Post Office. He ha...

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S1c Wilbur F. Newton (c.1918 - 1941)

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BM2c Herbert Franklin Melton (1917 - 1941)

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SMN Leon Paul Arickx (1918 - 1941)

Died in Pearl Harbor during the war. Age: 22 Navy Seaman First Class aboard the USS Oklahoma Missing in action durng the attack on Pearl Harbor Awarded the Purple Heart The USS OKLAHOMA Memorial ...

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S1c Hale McKissack (c.1904 - 1941)

At 0550, 7 Dec. 1941, the Japanese launched their first strike of 185 planes. Actually 183 aircraft got into the air, one crashed on takeoff, the other developed engine trouble. The flight consisted ...

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S2c Ray Harrison Myers (1922 - 1941)

son of Ina Marie Kee and Ola H. Myers. Reported missing in action at the Pearl Harbor attack. He earned a Purple Heart and was buried at sea.

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S1c George Albert deLong (1922 - 2002)

I was a quartermaster striker assigned to sleep in Steering Aft on the lowest deck of the USS Oklahoma stationed at Pearl Harbor. I was just getting out of my bunk shortly before eight AM on Sunday...

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MM1c Earl Rudolph Melton (1905 - 1941)

In the early afternoon of December 7, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt was just finishing lunch in his oval study on the second floor of the White House, preparing to work on his stamp album, when his t...

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WT1C Edwin Bonner McCabe (1915 - 1941)

One survivor said: I heard, 'All hands man your battle stations.’ All the fellows thought it was a drill, but why on a Sunday morning? Just then an explosion took place, then another and ano...

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F1c Bert E. McKeeman (c.1916 - 1941)

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S2c Lloyd E McLaughlin (1921 - 1941)

Sunday morning dawned and turned into one of those beautiful subtropical days. The bugler and the master-at-arms had announced church services were about to commence on USS Oklahoma on the main deck ...

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Daryle Edward Artley (c.1921 - 1941)

Trapped in the belly of the USS Oklahoma. Richard "Swede" Artley didn't see the attack on Pearl Harbor. "I just heard one hell of a bang," recalls Artley. "That was the first torpedo hitting the ship...

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Richard "Swede" Artley (c.1922 - 2011)

Richard L. “Swede” Artley and 31 of his fellow USS Oklahoma crewmen were trapped inside the hull for almost 36 hours before being rescued due to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on D...

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MM2c Archie T Miles (1919 - 1941)

Died aboard The USS Oklahoma. His body was never found. One survivor wrote:

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F1c James O McDonald (1910 - 1941)

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FC2c Donald R McCloud (c.1919 - 1941)

There was a saying in Monaville, West Virginia in the 1930’s, “coal mine, moonshine or move it on down the line.” If you could not work in the coal mines and accept dying at a ...

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HA1c John Mark Mulick (1910 - 1941)

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F1c Elmer Denton Nail (c.1918 - 1941)

Name: Elmer D Nail Inducted From: Kansas Rank: Fireman First Class Combat Organization: United States Navy Death Date: 7 Dec 1941 Monument: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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SK3c Eli Olsen (1919 - 1941)

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F1c Charles Ralph Ogle (1915 - 1941)

In the early afternoon of December 7, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt was just finishing lunch in his oval study on the second floor of the White House, preparing to work on his stamp album, when his t...

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S1c Joe R. Nightingale (1922 - 1941)

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S2c Laverne Alious Nigg (1918 - 1941)

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GM1c Arthur C Neuenschwander (1907 - 1941)

At 0550, 7 Dec. 1941, the Japanese launched their first strike of 185 planes. Actually 183 aircraft got into the air, one crashed on takeoff, the other developed engine trouble. The flight consiste...

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Mus1c Elliott Deen Larsen (1916 - 1941)

Lost at Pearl Harbor Dec 7 1941. Elliott Larsen was a crewmember on the USS Oklahoma He is son of Elliott & Tina (Morrison) Larsen

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S1c Joseph Keith "Joe" Maule (1923 - 1941)

Joseph Maule was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma ay Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked the United States in World War II The family of Joseph Keith Maule placed a stone at the...

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EM1c Walter B Manning (c.1919 - 1941)

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SMN Howard Scott Magers (1923 - 1941)

Name: Howard S Magers Inducted From: Kentucky Rank: Seaman Second Class Combat Organization: United States Navy Death Date: 7 Dec 1941 Monument: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Last Known Status: Mis...

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MM1 Vernon Thomas Luke (1915 - 1941)

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F3c Alfred E. Livingston (1918 - 1941)

Mother: Lenora Livingston Price Was raised from a small child by grandparents Henry and Alvira Livingston At the time of death, he left behind his mother Lenora Price; grandmother Alvira Livingst...

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F3c Willard Irvin Lawson (1917 - 1941)

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SMN Elmer Patterson Lawrence (1916 - 1941)

Elmer P. Lawrence Seaman, First Class, U.S. Navy Service # 2874141 United States Navy Date of Enlistment: 25 Jun 1940 Entered the Service from: Louisville Kentucky Duty Ship: USS OKLAHOMA, Rec from U...

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Joe Sliva (1919 - 2012)

Born in Middletown, Ohio, USA to Czech or Hungarian parents. Family celebrated birthday on 21 Oct but birth certificate says 22 Oct. American marine before and during WW2. Helped construct airpor...

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RM2c Walter H. Backman (1919 - 1941)

Walter was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor. His body was never recovered. RM2c Walter H. Backman was on duty in the radio compartment of the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) when it was hit by a great...

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F1c Walter Sidney Belt, Jr. (1916 - 1941)

His remains were never Identified but is listed as one of the approximately 390 unknowns from the USS Oklahoma that have been buried in mass graves at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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GM3c Marvin Birch Adkins (1910 - 1941)

Former Flagstaff resident. Son of Harold Adkins,Medford,OR. Gunners mate,U.S.Navy Missing in action.(Arizona Champion/Coconino Sun (Flagstaff, Arizona) newpaper obituary Friday , February 27, 1942) G...

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S1c George Eugene Naegle (1920 - 1941)

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S2c Garlan W. Eslick (1922 - 2010)

One Sunday morning 59 years ago, on 07 December 1941, while serving on the USS Oklahoma, crewman Garlen Eslick chopped carrots and lettuce, sorting the vegetables into two, big stainless steel vats a...

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Sm3c Paul Albert Goodyear (1918 - 2014)

I was standing watch on the Oklahoma when the first wave of Japanese fighters came in low over the horizon. We thought they were our guys dropping practice bombs,until the first one went off. I tra...

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Captain Howard D. Bode, USN (1889 - 1943)

Captain Bode was given command of the USS Oklahoma after the previous captain was relieved. His time was spent in naval exercises in the Pacific Ocean, and he finished his command at 7:30 am on 7 Decem...

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CEM William I Gurganus (1907 - 1941)

Husband of Esther Malvina Gurganus, Long Beach, CA. Crewmember on the USS Oklahoma. Note: Entered the service from California.

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CSM Thomas Zvansky (c.1900 - 1941)

CSM, USS OKLAHOMA WORLD WAR II Inscription: Chief Signalman U.S.N.R. enlisted from California born in Oklahoma

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GM2c John Layman Wortham (1916 - 1941)

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S1c Edward F Slapikas (c.1915 - 1941)

Edward F. Slapikas Seaman, First Class, U.S. Navy Service # 2237738 United States Navy Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania Died: 7-Dec-41 Awards: Purple Heart His remains were never Identified b...

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WO Donald K. Ross, Medal of Honor (1910 - d.)

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in in Beverly, Kansas, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1929 and retired a Captain in 1956. During the attack on the Fleet at Pearl Harbor on D...

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S1c Louis Egnatovich (c.1920 - d.)

We had been out for 3 weeks or maybe longer. We shot at drones pulled by airplanes. We fired the big guns, practiced anti-aircraft. "We were patrolling the Hawaiian Islands, making 360 degree circl...

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F2c Jack Vaessen (deceased)

As the din of battle quieted between the waves of enemy airplanes over Pearl Harbor, two of the survivors heard tapping from inside the up-turned hull. Machinist Stanley Semanski and Chief Machinist Ma...

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Rm3c Clyde Ridenour, Jr (1918 - 1941)

Death of Ridenour Confirmed By Navy Letter from Frank Knox received today: County's first casualty. The death of Clyde Ridenour, Jr., 23 of Bryan, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Su...

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S1c Paul Smith Raimond (1915 - 1941)

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F1c George F. Price (1917 - 1941)

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Ens. Lewis Bailey Pride, Jr (1918 - 1941)

Graduate: University Of Kentucky 1936-37/United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Feb 1941 Class Secetary/Treasurer 1941 Awards: Purple Heart Next of Kin: Father, Lewis B. Pride, Mother, Nell (Wade) Pr...

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SMN Herbert Jones Poindexter, Jr (1915 - 1941)

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F1c Millard C. Pace (1917 - 1941)

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S2c Rudolph Victor Piskuran (1923 - 1941)

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EM3c Roman W Sadlowski (1923 - 1941)

Electrician's Mate, Third Class Roman Sadlowski was aboard the USS Oklahoma Missing in action during the attack on Pearl Harbor 7 Dec 1941 Awarded the Purple Heart

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S1c Joseph C. Rouse (1918 - 1941)

Inscription: Son of Joseph C. & Fannie K. Rouse Killed in performance of his duty for his country at Pearl Harbor, Seaman First Class, USN

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S2c Walter Ray Pentico (c.1923 - 1941)

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PFC Charles Robert Taylor, USMC (c.1918 - 1941)

PFC, US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II KIA aboard the USS OKLAHOMA Charles Taylor was born in Kansas on November 16, 1918. His family relocated to Chickasha, Oklahoma in the 1920s. Father William Tayl...

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Pvt. Raymond Pennington, USMC (1920 - 1941)

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PFC Robert Hopkins Peak, USMC (1924 - 1941)

Son of Reverend and Mrs. Norman T. Peak of Okmulgee. Graduated Okmulgee High School 1941. Enlisted in the Marines 15 July 1941 and was killed in action on the USS Oklahoma during the Japanese surpris...

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PFC John F Middleswart, USMC (1923 - 1941)

John Franklin Middleswart was born to John and Dora Middleswart on April 10, 1923. He was residing in San Diego at the time of his enlistment Enlistment and Boot Camp: Middleswart attended boot c...

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Pvt. Vernon P Keaton, USMC (1923 - 1941)

Vernon “Buck” Keaton was born on May 23, 1923, the only son of Guy and Amanda Keaton of Denver City, Texas. He was attending Denver City high school when his father, a trucker, was ...

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PFC Robert K Holmes, USMC (c.1920 - 1941)

Son of Edward D. Holmes, Salt Lake City, UT. Marine on board the USS Oklahoma. Robert Holmes was born and raised in Utah. When he enlisted on May 20, 1940, he gave Salt Lake City as his hometown....

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Pvt. Otis W Henry, USMC (1912 - 1941)

During the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, the USS Oklahoma was sunk rapidly. All her sea doors and hatches were open to dry fresh paint and allow for ventilation.

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Pvt. Ted Hall, USMC (c.1918 - 1941)

Adopted son of Walter Hall, Kansas City, MO. Walter was his mother's second husband. Ted was a crewmember on the USS Oklahoma. Ted Hall was born Teddy Dombrowski in Kansas City, Kansas, around th...

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2Lt Harry H. Gaver, Jr. (1917 - 1941)

When Harry Gaver Junior was born in Annapolis, Maryland in 1918, there was little doubt what his future would be. His father, Harry Gaver Senior, was a military institute teacher who became the headm...

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Corp. Elmer Edwin Drefahl, USMC (c.1920 - 1941)

At the onset of the 7 December 1941 attack, the battleship USS Oklahoma occupied berth F- 5 outboard of USS Maryland in Battleship Row (see f igure 1). The first torpedo hit to the ship occurred just...

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PFC Alva Jackson Cremean, USMC (1921 - 1941)

Alva J. Cremean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cremean of Rocky Ford, a former Central High School student of this city, is missing in action at Pearl Harbor, the government informed his parents Thursday.

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PFC Walter Leon Collier, USMC (1922 - 1941)

Walter Collier was born around the year 1922. His parents died before he was eight, and Collier was adopted by John and Era Ford of Los Angeles, California. Enlistment and Boot Camp: On April 4, ...

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Pvt. Waldean Black, USMC (1921 - 1941)

Private, US Marine Corps. World War II. Son of Tyson E. & Mattie (Groft) Black. He was a crewmember of the USS Oklahoma, killed in action December 7th, 1941. Waldean was born in Spearman, Texas o...

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PFC Marley R Arthurholtz, USMC (1921 - 1941)

The oldest son of William and Mary Arthurholtz was born in 1921. Marley grew up in St. Joseph County, Indiana, and was living in South Bend at the time of his enlistment. Enlistment and Boot Camp:

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F1c Masten A. Ball (1919 - 1985)

The famous Sullivan bros. joined Navy to avenge death of William Ball on the USS Arizona. William's brother, Masten, survived the attack.

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MM1c Estelle Birsell (1914 - c.2000)

Brother to Rayon Birdsell, he survived the sinking of the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941. His brother did not.

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Pvt Francis James Pedrotti, USMC (1919 - 1941)

Francis Pedrotti was born in 1919. He was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, by his father Dennis (1). Rather than follow in the footsteps of his carpenter father, Francis decided to join the Marines.

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RM3c Malcolm Holman Shive (1923 - 1941)

One of 37 Sets of Brothers Assigned to USS Arizona December 7, 1941

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PFC Gordon Eshom Shive, USMC (1921 - 1941)

one of 37 Sets of Brothers Assigned to USS Arizona December 7, 1941

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Lieut. Carleton E. Simensen, USMC (1919 - 1941)

As general quarters sounded, Baker and Nightingale, among the others, headed for their battle stations. Aft, congestion at the starboard ladder, that led through casemate no. 9, prompted Second Lie...

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LTCR Thomas E. Crowley, DDS (1902 - 1941)

Thomas Ewing Crowley, born 18 April 1902 in Madison, Ill., enlisted in the Navy 6 March 1919 as a Hospital Apprentice 2nd class. After being rated as PhM1c he served aboard the USS Minneapolis; USS B...

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Ensign Andrew C. Uhrenholdt (1920 - 1941)

Andrew Curtis Uhrenholdt, son of Jens and named after his uncle who died in the first world war, lived with the Olsons for two school years beginning in 1938, when he came to Ely to attend the juni...

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Ens. Ulmont I. Whitehead (c.1916 - 1941)

"Monty" Whitehead was a member of the Naval Academy's Class of 1940. Prior to attending the academy, Whitehead had graduated from Hartford's Bulkeley High in the Class of 1933; additionally, he had...

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Ens. Frank S. Lomax (1918 - 1941)

USNA CLASS OF 1940 GRADUATE Aboard the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941. Entombed with his shipmates.

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Elec. Arthur Cleon Manlove (1901 - 1941)

Arthur Cleon Manlove was born in Tipton, Indiana, on 19 March 1901. He enlisted in the Navy in August 1923 and was appointed a warrant officer Electrician while assigned to the cruiser Augusta in D...

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