Ens. Lewis Bailey Pride, Jr

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Lewis Bailey Pride

Also Known As: ""Bailey""
Birthplace: Miami Miami-Dade County Florida
Death: December 07, 1941 (22-23)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States (KIA)
Place of Burial: Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
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Son of Lewis Bailey Pride, Sr. and Nell Verna Pride

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About Ens. Lewis Bailey Pride, Jr


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) Pride

USS Pride (DE-323) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort was named in honor of Ensign Lewis Bailey Pride, Jr., who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 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.


Burial of the crew began soon after the attack in the Nuuanu Cemetery. Because of the high number of casualties the allotted graves were quickly filled and the Navy began construction on a new Naval cemetery named Halawa. As salvage operations continued over the next several years the recovered bodies were placed in Halawa. When the war ended, additional attempts at identification were made at the Schofield Baracks Mausoleum 2. The task was made increasingly difficult because of action taken during the initial burials. In an effort to conserve cemetery space, the bodies were broken up. All skulls place in several caskets, leg bones in others, etc.,etc.

The monumental task of reassembling the bodies and then attempting to make identifications was left to an Army team of specialists headed by Mildred Trotter, a civilian anthropologist. After months of work, several of the bodies had been identified but the Army, unhappy with the time estimates it would take to complete the work decided that all of the bodies would be buried as unknowns, including the 27 that had been identified! (Six of these sailors have been identified in recent years and returned to their families.)

The bodies eventually made their way to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. There the remaining 388 missing crewmen from the ship rest in 46 different graves. If there was ever a case for a group burial, surely this is it.


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Ens. Lewis Bailey Pride, Jr's Timeline

Miami Miami-Dade County Florida
December 7, 1941
Age 23
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States