David Lester Cole
|Also Known As:||"D. L. Cole", "David L.Cole"|
|Birthplace:||Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States|
|Death:||Died in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Cause of death:||Attack on Pearl Harbor|
|Place of Burial:||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Managed by:||Private User|
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May 28, 1919
Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
Name: David L Cole
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"California, Birth Index, 1905-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGHW-CSV : accessed 13 Aug 2013), David L Cole, 1919.
Sacramento, California, United States
Per Pearl Harbor records, he attended ROTC training, thus entering the Navy Reserves as an Ensign.
December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Sunday, 7 December
Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbour.
US battleship ARIZONA (Flagship Rear Admiral I. C. Kidd, Commander Battleship Division 1; Captain F. Van Valkenburgh) was sunk with officer Ensign L. D. Anderson and forty two enlisted men killed and officers LT (jg) D. H. Barnes, Ensign E. M. Bates Jr, Ensign R. S. Booth Jr, Ensign R. N. Brooks, A/Pay Clerk P. T. Carter, Ensign E. B. Cloues, Ensign D. L. Cole, LCDR T. E. Crowley, Ensign J. M. Emery, Ensign E. F. Evans, LCDR J. E. French, Ensign P. R. Gazecki, Ensign E. W. Gosselin, Ensign W. I. Halloran, Ensign J. W. Haverfield, Ensign R. Hollis, LT C. T. Janz, CDR S. E. Johnson, MC, Ensign T. R. Jones, Rear Admiral I. C. Kidd,, Ensign R. N. King Jr, Captain T. L. Kirkpatrick (ChC), A/Pay Clerk J. E. Lake Jr, Ensign R. L. Leopold, Ensign F. S. Lomax, Warrant Officer A. C. Manlove, Ensign B. R. Marsh Jr, Ensign H. M. McClung, Ensign H. D. Merrill, Ensign T. L. Nowosacki, Ensign E. E. K. Olsen, Ensign W. T. O'Neill Jr, LCDR P. J. Register, Ensign E. T. Sanders, Ensign W. S. Savage Jr, LT (jg) A. J. Smith, Ensign O. S. Smith, Ensign A. C. Uhrenholdt, Captain F. Van Vankenburgh, Ensign C. Weeden, Ensign U. I. Whitehead Jr, Ensign L. A. Williams of VO 1, Warrant Mechanic N. M. Wilson, Ensign E. Winter, Ensign G. A. Wolf Jr, Ensign E. R. Young, 945 enlisted men, LT COL D. R. Fox, USMC, 2nd LT C. E. Simensen, USMC, and seventy one enlisted Marines were missing; ENS W. J. Bush, ENS H. D. Davison, ENS J. P. Field Jr, ENS G. S. Flanagan Jr, Ensign D. Hein, ENS A. R. Schubert and thirty three enlisted men were wounded.
Full Pearl Harbor Casualty List
Cole, David Lester Ensign United States Navy (Reserve) USS Arizona
Two More Valley Youths Killed in Action—Two northern California youths lost their life in action in the Pacific war zone, their parents were informed yesterday by military authorities. The death toll for the north state now stands at four since the islands were bombed a week ago today by the Japanese. The dead: Jesse Keith Milbourne, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Milbourne of Corning; and Ensign Evan Evans, 25, son of Mrs. Belle Evans of Vallejo and husband of Mrs. Greta Gale Evans of Oakland. Reported dead earlier this week were First Lieut. Hans Christiansen, 21, of Woodland, and Ensign David Lester Cole, 22, of Sacramento. .... [Sacramento Union, Sunday, 12-14-1941]
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
David Lester Cole
Birth: May 28, 1911
Rank:ENS (USNR)He was survived by his parents David V. and Lillian S. Cole,his sister Mrs. Ruby Collier, and his grandmother Mrs. Sarah Curl