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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
Immediate Family:

Son of David Vincent Cole and Lillian Cole
Brother of Ruby L. Collier

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Lester Cole's Timeline

May 28, 1919
Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States

Name: David L Cole
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 28 May 1919
Event Place: Sacramento, California, United States
Gender: Male
Mother's Name: Curl

Citing this Record

"California, Birth Index, 1905-1995," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 Aug 2013), David L Cole, 1919.

December 7, 1941
Age 22
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.


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Cole, David Lester Ensign United States Navy (Reserve) USS Arizona

Age 21
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

David Lester Cole

Birth: May 28, 1911
Sacramento County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

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

USS Arizona Memorial
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA