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Military Service: World War II (1941-1945), Korean Conflict (1950-1953). Enlisted at age 18 in the U.S. Navy and attended boot camp at Rosecrans, San Diego, Ca. in 1938. He was assigned to the U.S.S. M...

2/18/2017 2/18/2017

F1c Michael Galajdik MP (1916 - 1941)

Fireman 1st Class Michael Galajdik, missing from World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Galajdik was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor,...

2/7/2017 2/7/2017

* * Ensign Rodney Shelton Foss, USNR, 407 33 58, VP-11, Kane'ohe NAS, was the first person to die in U.S.combat operations in World War II (1941-1945). He was killed by Japanese bombers (struck and ins...

2/5/2017 2/5/2017

Benjamin Frank Vassar MP (1923 - 1941)

Residence : Santa Fe, New Mexico - 1930** Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 30 2017, 17:17:19 UTC

1/30/2017 1/30/2017

Lawrence Oscar Howery MP (1921 - 1978)

"Lawrence Oscar Wright"

Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jan 25 2017, 5:43:49 UTC

4/5/2012 1/5/2017

S2c Floyd Francis Clifford MP (c.1922 - 1941)

identified by DNA in 2016, no longer one of the unknowns. [ ]

12/15/2016 12/15/2016

James Lee MP (1916 - 2001)

Military service : World War II- Pearl Harbor Survivor*

12/8/2016 12/8/2016

Dr. Yutaka Kochi Yoshida MP (1912 - 2016)

Dr. Yutaka Yoshida, a native Hawaiian and a son of Japanese immigrants, was working as a police officer in Honolulu when Japan bombed the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, plung...

10/14/2016 10/14/2016

Ens. Joseph P Hittorff, Jr. MP (1916 - 1941)

Seventy-four years after dying at Pearl Harbor, a Naval Academy graduate came home on Saturday. Ensign Joseph Parker Hittorff Jr., a 1940 graduate, died aboard the USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attack...

8/6/2016 8/6/2016

Ens. Verdi D. Sederstrom MP (1916 - 1941)

"Verdi", "delmore"

Delmore Sederstrom was born to Oscar and Alice (Dahlberg) Sederstrom in Montevideo, Minnesota, on July 3, 1916; he and his family moved to Salem in 1930. He was a member of the Salem High School clas...

6/18/2015 8/6/2016

Walter William Leighty MP (1919 - 2012)

Walter was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Mount Vernon; Mount Zion Lodge #9 F&AM in Mount Vernon; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus and was the only sur...

10/2/2009 4/25/2016

F3c John H. Lindsley MP (b. - 1941)

Navy Fireman 3rd Class John H. Lindsley, killed in the attack on the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, has now been accounted for. The USS Oklahoma (BB-37) arrived in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6, 1940, and sp...

3/29/2016 3/29/2016

William Ghormley Legg MP (1920 - 2001)

Obituary The Denver Post, Sunday, May 27, 2001 (Denver & The West) A Colorado Life Death was familiar companion Pearl Harbor survivor, cop had tender side Jim Sheeler Special to The Denver Post ...

7/21/2013 3/27/2016

Lewis Jacob Egnatovich MP (1922 - 2016)

Survived. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Fleet bombed Pearl Harbor killing 429 of his shipmates on board the U.S.S. Oklahoma, but not Lewis. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfat...

3/23/2016 3/23/2016

Capt. Louis Mitchell Detweiler MP (1912 - 1997)


LOUIS M. DETWEILER Navy Captain Louis M. Detweiler, 84, a retired captain in the Navy Supply Corps who helped develop the budget for the Defense Communications Agency and the Defense Communications P...

7/20/2007 3/11/2016

WT1c Walter Henry Sollie MP (1904 - 1941)

1/19/2016 1/19/2016

EM3 Alphard S Owsley MP (b. - 1941)

1/19/2016 1/19/2016

Hans Christian Kvalnes MP (1918 - 1941)

4/20/2015 1/19/2016

S1c Buford Harvey Dyer MP (c.1922 - 1941)

1/17/2016 1/17/2016

MAtt1C Cyril Isaac Dusset MP (1920 - 1941)

1/17/2016 1/17/2016

Sea1c Robert V. Young MP (1917 - 1941)

Seaman First Class Robert V. Young had been forward to hoist the flag just moments before the attack began. The cause of his mortal wound was never known.

1/17/2016 1/17/2016

Seaman Stephen Bower Young MP (1922 - d.)

"One of 32 cut-out"

Oklahoma had been preparing for an inspection, which was to take place on the morning of Monday, December 8. As a result, many doors and hatches were wide open when the Japanese attack came. She was ...

1/16/2016 1/16/2016

1/16/2016 1/16/2016

F1c Elmer Tom Kerestes MP (1910 - 1941)

"Thomas", "Tom"

1/15/2016 1/15/2016

Ensign Lewis S. Stockdale MP (c.1914 - 1941)

Ensign Lewis S. Stockdale was aboard the USS Oklahoma Missing in action during the attack on Pearl Harbor 7 Dec 1941 Awarded the Purple Heart

1/14/2016 1/14/2016

1/14/2016 1/14/2016

Has been entered before as missing or within the USS Oklahoma Memorial at Pearl Harbor. The Washington Post now has reported his remains were removed from a grave near there and have been ident...

1/13/2016 1/13/2016

John Anderson MP (1917 - d.)

John Anderson, 97, of Roswell, New Mexico, was ordered off the ship, but he didn't want to leave behind his twin brother, Delbert. Even though he was forced into a small boat that took him to Ford Isla...

1/13/2016 1/13/2016

Rear Admiral Robert English MP (1888 - 1943)

Robert Henry English (16 January 1888 – 21 January 1943) was a United States Navy commissioned officer who commanded the U.S. Navy's submarine force in the Pacific Theater of Operations early in Worl...

1/10/2016 1/10/2016

S2C Garold Leroy Skiles MP (1920 - 1941)

Seamen Second Class WWII E-2, the second lowest enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy, just above seaman recruit and below seaman.

1/8/2016 1/8/2016

Sm3C William J Shanahan, Jr MP (1918 - 1941)

1/7/2016 1/7/2016

F1c Paul Edd Saylor MP (c.1920 - 1941)

Fireman, First Class Paul Edd Saylor was on board the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) when she was struck by Japanese aircraft on Sunday morning, 7 December 1941. His remains were never recoverd.

1/7/2016 1/7/2016

F1C Le Roy Barber MP (1922 - 1941)

Killed in action during the attack on Pearl Harbor, along with two of his brothers. A fourth brother, Clayton, enlisted at the age of 17 in 1943 and he served as a member of the first crew of the U...

1/5/2016 1/5/2016

F1C Malcolm J. Barber MP (1919 - 1941)

Son of Peter Barber and Gertrude Barber The Barber brothers all joined the Navy to serve their Nation with pride. The three shipped out on the Oklahoma standing side by side. In the end they all would ...

1/5/2016 1/5/2016

F2C Randolph Barber MP (1922 - 1941)

1/5/2016 1/5/2016

Cassin Young, Medal of Honor MP (1894 - 1942)


The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Commander Cassin Young (NSN: 0-9615), United States Navy, for distinguished co...

1/17/2012 11/19/2015

PhM1c Silas A. Wainright MP (1915 - 1941)

Ogdensburg Journal - Feb 14, 1942 Word has been received here from the chief of bureau of navigation of the Navy that Silas Alonzo Wainwright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Wainwright, Pierces Corners, ...

8/24/2015 8/24/2015

Lawrence, son of Jesse Mason McCollom and Mabel Jennings. married Marie Elizabeth Coleman, parents unknown, 24 February 1940 Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV. To this marriage was born one son Richard Lawren...

8/8/2015 8/8/2015

FC3c Donald Joseph Mathison MP (1922 - 1941)

8/8/2015 8/8/2015

Patrick Nieson Lynch Bellinger (October 8, 1885 – May 30, 1962) was a United States Navy officer with the rank of Vice Admiral, a naval aviator and a naval aviation pioneer. Biography He was born...

8/8/2015 8/8/2015

United States Navy Admiral. In 1918, he graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy and was commissioned Ensign. He was sent to Europe and was stationed on the USS Texas, a ship that was present at the ...

8/7/2015 8/7/2015

S1c Charles Willis Mann MP (1921 - 1941)

8/7/2015 8/7/2015

Donald William Lynch MP (1922 - 1941)

8/7/2015 8/7/2015

Ensign Joseph K. Taussig, Jr. was severely wounded and lost his leg, while serving on the Nevada during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

8/7/2015 8/7/2015

Mus1c Eugene V. Lish MP (1920 - 1941)

Served aboard the BB-48 Battleship, USS West Virginia. Listed on p.170 in Harry Spiller's book, "Pearl Harbor Survivors".

8/7/2015 8/7/2015

SK3c Henry E. Lacrosse, Jr MP (1922 - 1941)

8/6/2015 8/6/2015

F2c William Paul Kubinec MP (1919 - 1941)

8/5/2015 8/5/2015

F1c Milton Jewel Knight, Jr MP (1921 - 1941)

Milton Jewel Knight, Jr. was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 he was a crewmember of the USS West Virginia.

8/5/2015 8/5/2015

F3c Ira Duane Hudson MP (1921 - 1941)

8/4/2015 8/4/2015

F1c Joseph Ernest Hood MP (1920 - 1941)

The war with Japan came close to Bladen county on Tuesday when Rowland H. Hood, Sr., of Clarkton, received an official message that his son, Joseph E. Hood, had given his life in defense of his count...

8/2/2015 8/2/2015

MM1c Fred Albert Hilt MP (1916 - 1941)

MM2C Fred Albert Hilt was stationed aboard the USS West Virginia (BB-48)and was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was one of fifteen brothers and sisters born to...

8/2/2015 8/2/2015

F1c Hadley Irvin Heavin MP (b. - 1941)

Hadley Irwin Heavin was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 cannot imagine the agony on that day when over twenty-five hundred Western Union messages were sent thr...

8/1/2015 8/1/2015

Hugh Braddock Harriss MP (1921 - 1941)

7/24/2015 7/24/2015

F1c Harry John Halvorsen MP (1922 - 1941)


7/24/2015 7/24/2015

Rm3c Arthur Gould MP (b. - 1941)

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 Hawa...

7/24/2015 7/24/2015

S1c Bibian Bernard Gonzales MP (1923 - 1941)

7/24/2015 7/24/2015

Sf2c Claude Ralph Garcia MP (1910 - 1941)

7/24/2015 7/24/2015

F1c Angelo M Gabriele MP (b. - 1941)

Angelo Michael Gabriele was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

7/24/2015 7/24/2015

MATT3c Neil Daniel Frye MP (1900 - 1941)

7/23/2015 7/23/2015

GM3c Woodrow W. Evans MP (1918 - 1941)

7/22/2015 7/22/2015

MM2c Richard Boyd England MP (1921 - 1941)

Richard England was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. His brother L. B. England was a Pearl Harbor Survivor on the USS West Virginia.

7/22/2015 7/22/2015

Roland Wayne Edwards MP (1921 - 1941)

8/8/2012 7/22/2015

F1c Tommy Dye MP (1918 - 1941)

Tommy Dye was born on April 8th, 1918 and died on December 7th, 1941 at the age of 23. Tommy was buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri and was a veteran of World War II.

7/20/2015 7/20/2015

S1c Clement Edward Durr MP (1922 - 1941)

7/20/2015 7/20/2015

CMM Edward Norman Durkee MP (1907 - 1941)

7/18/2015 7/18/2015

S2c George S. Dunn MP (1917 - 1941)

George Jr. was the son of George Sr. and Louise (nee Perkins) Dunn; the brother of William, Anna, and Edward. He grew up in San Francisco, graduated from Balboa High School, and was well known in sem...

7/18/2015 7/18/2015

S2c Eugene Victor Downing MP (1923 - 1941)

7/17/2015 7/17/2015

F2c Donald Landford Drum MP (1919 - 1941)

Donald Landford Drum was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

7/16/2015 7/16/2015

F1c Charles E. Cottier MP (1922 - 1941)

7/16/2015 7/16/2015

Bkr2c William G. Christian MP (1916 - 1941)

William Garnett Christian was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 William Garnett Christian was born in Bluefield, West Virginia. His family moved to Harriman Tennesse...

7/16/2015 7/16/2015

S2c John Edwin Burgess, Jr MP (1923 - 1941)

7/16/2015 7/16/2015

F1c Riley Mirville Brown MP (1918 - 1941)

7/15/2015 7/15/2015

Em3c Charles Darling Brown MP (1919 - 1941)

Electrician's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy World War II Entered Service From: Illinois Award: Purple Heart

7/15/2015 7/15/2015

F1c Ennis E. Brooks MP (1910 - 1941)

Ennis E. Brooks was assigned to the battleship, USS West Virginia, at Ford Island. It was at anchor in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu on December 7, 1941. It was hit by torpedoes and fired upon by zero plane...

7/14/2015 7/14/2015

M1c George O'Hara Branham MP (1916 - 1941)

7/14/2015 7/14/2015

F1c Fred H. Boyer MP (1918 - 1941)

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Roy D. Boyer. Age 22 yrs. 1st Class Fireman on the U.S.S. West Virgina. Killed In Action-Pearl Harbor. Dec. 7th, 1941. He had two younger brothers, Minor R. Boyer of Pueblo, CO, a...

7/14/2015 7/14/2015

F3c Ronald Endicott MP (1923 - 1941)

After the initial attack, Endicott and 2 buddies were sitting on the harbor floor completely surrounded by water, 40 feet down. Cutting through the side of the hull for rescue was out of the question...

11/28/2012 7/13/2015

Clifford Nathan Olds MP (1921 - 1941)

Was aboard the USS West Virgina which was bombed at Pearl Harbor. Apparently he and two other ship mates lived for 16 days in the fresh water pumping station known as A-111. When the ship was brought...

7/13/2015 7/13/2015

F1c Louis Albert Costin MP (1920 - 1941)

After the initial attack, Costin and 2 buddies were sitting on the harbor floor completely surrounded by water, 40 feet down. Cutting through the side of the hull for rescue was out of the question...

7/13/2015 7/13/2015

F3c Harold Kendall Costill MP (1923 - 1941)

F3c Harold K. Costill, 18 years old, was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, while serving aboard the USS West Virgina. Harold Costill was one of the 647 soldiers...

7/13/2015 7/13/2015

S1c Charlie Booten MP (1910 - 1941)

"Charlie Booton"

FATHER: Harry Lewis Booton (1882-1949) He enlisted in the Iowa National Guard October 9, 1933 and then enlisted in the Navy September 25, 1940 at Great Lakes, Illinois. He was on the U.S.S. West ...

5/31/2015 7/12/2015

F2c Frank Bartek MP (1922 - 1941)

"Franklin or Francis"

Frank Joseph Bartek, Jr. was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

7/12/2015 7/12/2015

SF3c Benjamin Barger MP (1917 - 1941)

Shipfitter 3C Benjamin Ernest Bargerhuff, 24, of Miami, was the first reported Miami county casualty for World War II and one of two Miami county Navy men killed at Pearl Harbor. The deceased was a...

7/12/2015 7/12/2015

Fc3 Welborn L. Ashby MP (1917 - 1941)

7/12/2015 7/12/2015

The death in action of another man known to many in Oklahoma City as a result of frequent visits here was reported. He was Ensign Thomas A. McClelland, chief engineer of radio station KLZ, Denver. He...

7/11/2015 7/11/2015

Mus2c Howard G. Hare MP (c.1921 - c.2006)

Jack Miller and his shipmate, Clifford Olds joined fellow sailor Frank Kosa for a night at the "Monkey Bar". It was December 6, 1941 in Pearl City, Oahu, and Miller and Olds were on liberty from th...

7/11/2015 7/11/2015

Em3c Andrew A. Pinko MP (1914 - 1941)

7/11/2015 7/11/2015

MM2c George E. Taber MP (1919 - 1941)

7/11/2015 7/11/2015

F2c Joseph J Vogelgesang MP (1919 - 1941)

Joseph Vogelgesang, Jr. was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 Joseph Junior Vogelgesang was born on 30 Jun 1919 in Lima, Ohio. He was the fifth son of six born to Jo...

7/11/2015 7/11/2015

MM1 Keith W Tipsword MP (1914 - 1941)

Honolulu Memorial: *

7/11/2015 7/11/2015

Lester Frank Zobeck MP (1920 - 1941)

Lester Frank Zobeck was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 Lester Zobeck enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 in 1937. Lester worked in the radio room.

7/11/2015 7/11/2015

Ens. George Macartney Hunter MP (1918 - 1984)

George Macartney Hunter was born in Fort Covington, New York on January 18, 1918. He was the second of two sons born to Florence C. Macartney and William T. G. Hunter. His father died the same year h...

7/10/2015 7/10/2015

F1c James D. Hunter MP (1921 - 2006)

I was in the "A" division and was on the boat deck in my skivies drinking a cup of coffeewhen I heard a loud explosion and saw the Ogallalla sort of blow up in dry dock. The OD sounded away fire an...

7/10/2015 7/10/2015

Ma3c Doris Miller, Navy Cross MP (1919 - 1943)


Doris "Dorie" Miller (October 12, 1919 – November 24, 1943) was a Messman Third Class in the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was the...

7/10/2015 7/10/2015

Ensign Werner K. Bauer, USN MP (1920 - 2012)

"flooded ammo bunkers on burning ship"

Sunday morning I lay in my upper bunk looking up at my clock that Uncle Walter and Aunt Ann had given me. The time was seven-thirty. Laying there with my hands clasped behind my head, I was trying to...

7/10/2015 7/10/2015

F3c William LeRoy Barnett MP (1920 - 1941)

Fireman Third Class, U.S. Navy United States Navy Entered the Service From: Kansas

7/10/2015 7/10/2015

Mervyn Sharp Bennion (May 5, 1887 – December 7, 1941) was a captain in the United States Navy who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. While mortally wounded, he remained in command of his ...

5/1/2008 7/10/2015

Lt. C. V. Ricketts MP (1906 - 1964)

"helped save the ship from sinking"

At about 0755 on 7 December, 1941, I was sitting at breakfast table in wardroom when assembly was sounded and fire and rescue party called away. Almost immediately thereafter as I was leaving the war...

7/10/2015 7/10/2015

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Ensign Herbert Charpoit Jones, United States Naval Reserve, for co...

12/12/2011 7/9/2015

PhM2c William F. Vaughan MP (1913 - 1941)

7/9/2015 7/9/2015