Rm3c Arthur Gould

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Arthur Gould

Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: December 07, 1941
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States (KIA aboard the USS West Virginia)
Place of Burial: Mount Zion Cemetery Maspeth Queens County New York
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About Rm3c Arthur Gould


Arthur Gould was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was scheduled to change duty stations late in 1941, but a friend took his transfer so that he could stay in Hawaii.

Francis Cavenaugh: http://www.usswestvirginia.org/veterans/personalpage.php?id=584

On April 9th, 1941 a new radioman came aboard the USS West Virginia. His name was Arthur Gould. He and Frank became fast friends. They were both radiomen, they both grew up in New York, and they both were only children. They had lots to talk about. Frank always loved to talk and tell stories about current events, the past, books, and about history, so they most probably talked a lot. Arthur told Frank that he had never been outside of New York, and he couldn’t believe how lucky he was to be stationed in Pearl Harbor.

After only months in Hawaii, Arthur was given the shocking news that he was to be sent back to New York to be assigned to a different ship and a different location. He had to leave beautiful Hawaii!! Arthur felt totally devastated that he was unable to stay. Frank told him that he had one more year of duty in Hawaii to go, and he offered to request to trade assignments with him. Frank told Arthur he had enjoyed Hawaii for the past 2 years, and this way he could visit his father, and visit New York again. He was glad to do this kindness for his friend and fellow New Yorker. They applied for permission to trade assignments. Permission was eventually granted, and Frank left Hawaii and headed for Manhattan to await his new ship assignment.

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Rm3c Arthur Gould's Timeline

December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
New York, New York, United States
Mount Zion Cemetery Maspeth Queens County New York