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S2c Floyd Dee Melton (1923 - 1941)

WASHINGTON – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Floyd D. Helton, 18, of Somerset, Kentucky, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April...

6/16/2021 6/16/2021

F1c William David Tucker (1922 - 1941)

5/20/2021 5/20/2021

Mus2 Charlton H Ferguson (1922 - 1941)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Musician 2nd Class Charlton H. Ferguson, 19, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Dec. 17...

5/19/2021 5/19/2021

Em3 William H Trapp (1918 - 1941)

5/10/2021 5/10/2021

Fc2 Harold F Trapp (1917 - 1941)

5/10/2021 5/10/2021

S2c Duane T Kyser (1923 - 1941)

10/19/2020 10/19/2020

F2c Martin D. Young (1920 - 1941)

4/20/2014 10/14/2020

John Kvidera was 14 at the time. “We heard about it on the radio, and we knew he was there,” John said. “We didn’t know what to do.” "They were pinned to the radio trying to get news," said John's ...

1/29/2020 1/29/2020

S2c Floyd Rudolph Timm (1922 - 1941)

1/6/2020 1/6/2020

F1c Grant Clark Cook (1921 - 1941)

12/7/2019 12/7/2019

MM1c Ulis Claude Steely (1916 - 1941)

8/26/2019 8/26/2019

4/8/2019 7/16/2019

Lionel Lescault (1913 - 1941)

Crewmember on the USS Oklahoma. Son of Alfred Lescault, Worcester, MA. U.S. Navy Petty Officer (Buglemaster) 2nd Class Lionel W. Lescault, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) in Wo...

3/25/2019 3/25/2019

VANCOUVER (Tribune News Service) — A line of leather-clad motorcyclists stood at attention in front of the Vancouver Funeral Chapel Wednesday morning bearing American flags and saluting. The Patriot ...

2/14/2019 2/14/2019

2/13/2019 2/13/2019

S2c Carl Nichols (1921 - 1941)

Seaman Second Class Carl Nichols was aboard the Oklahoma at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack and was among those lost with the ship. His remains could not be identified following the incident and ...

2/13/2019 2/13/2019

Shipfitter Third Class Petty Officer Robert E. Bailey, who joined the U.S. Navy in Ohio, was aboard the Oklahoma at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack and was among those lost with the ship. His rem...

2/13/2019 2/13/2019

George Washington Mathews, Jr (bef.1918 - 1975)

"survived"

Fireman George Washington Mathews Jr. was an old hand, having come aboard in 1936. He was assigned to the ship's engineer division working with the engines. Mathews was in the shower when the attac...

1/21/2019 1/21/2019

Russell M Davenport (1923 - 2001)

"one of 32 survivors from inside the hull"

Russell Davenport, an 18-year-old seaman who had served aboard the Oklahoma for 19 months, was one of the trapped men. He had witnessed the attack on the Oklahoma. "They were coming in so low that ...

1/21/2019 1/21/2019

Garlen Eslick (1922 - 2010)

"one of 32 survivors"

Seaman Garlen Eslick waited in blackness, trapped in the interior of the battleship USS Oklahoma. It was Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, and the place was Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Oklahoma had just ...

1/21/2019 1/21/2019

F2c Carl David Dorr (1914 - 1941)

Son of John Henry Dorr, Greenville, SC. Crewmember on the USS Oklahoma. Killed in action December 7th, 1941. Through the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the remains of U.S. Navy Fire...

12/8/2018 12/8/2018

7/18/2018 7/18/2018

When Gomez's remains originally were recovered from the Oklahoma, he was buried in Hawaii as an unknown. But this year DNA testing linked him back to his surviving family in Slidell, Louisiana - his ho...

11/9/2017 11/9/2017

Jack was not meant to be on duty that day but had taken a friend’s shift

11/9/2017 11/9/2017

MM1c Arthur Glenn (1898 - 1941)

11/8/2017 11/8/2017

11/6/2017 11/6/2017

Son of Frank Gifford, Mankatao, MN. Crewmember on the USS Oklahoma. Petty Officer Second Class, (Specialty) Radioman Second Class (RM2c), USS Oklahoma (BB-37), U.S. Navy, World War II; Service # ...

11/6/2017 11/6/2017

Remains of Navy Muscian 1st Class Elliot D. Larsen, killed in the attack on the USS Oklahoma during World War II, have now been identified.

11/5/2017 11/5/2017

MA2c Eugene Garris (1920 - 1941)

"Ernest"

Mess Attendant/2c Eugene Garris was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma BB37.

11/3/2017 11/3/2017

BM2c Samuel Merritt Gantner (c.1919 - 1941)

Boatswain’s Mate Samuel Merritt Gantner, born 24 December 1919 in Fresno, Calif., enlisted in the navy 12 May 1937. While serving as gun captain on battleship NEVADA (BB-36), he was killed...

11/1/2017 11/1/2017

GM3c Eugene Paul Hann (1917 - 1941)

Petty Officer Third Class Eugene Hann was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma BB37. family cenotaph:

10/30/2017 10/30/2017

Dale Reuben Hamlin (1916 - 1941)

GM3 Hamlin was on the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) when it was attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, by naval and air forces of Japan.

10/29/2017 10/29/2017

MM2c Harold William Ham (1919 - 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....

10/29/2017 10/29/2017

WT2c Edgar David Gross (1901 - 1941)

10/21/2017 10/21/2017

S1c Wesley Ernest Graham (1920 - 1941)

10/19/2017 10/19/2017

F1c Claude Oliver Gowey (1921 - 1941)

Father: Claude Evaston Gowey (1889-1969) Mother: Julia Ann Adams (1890-1977) WWII Dead Linn County Oregon Fireman 1c USN Died on the attack at Pearl Harbor "Oklahoma" ship.

10/18/2017 10/18/2017

SC3c Robert Goodwin (b. - 1941)

Son of Silburn Goodwin, Fort Madison, IA. Crewmember on the USS Oklahoma.

10/17/2017 10/17/2017

MM1c Luther James Farmer (1917 - 1941)

cenotaph:

12/3/2014 10/15/2017

S1c James Earl Collins (1920 - 1941)

10/6/2017 10/6/2017

9/24/2017 9/24/2017

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.

9/22/2017 9/22/2017

BKR3c Earl George Burch (1919 - 1941)

9/15/2017 9/15/2017

F1c Gerald Homer Pirtle (c.1922 - 1941)

I was a boyhood friend of Gerald Pirtle who went down with that ship on Pearl Harbor Day. He and I lived in El Dorado, Kansas and went to school together. I believe he did not finish high school ...

9/14/2017 9/14/2017

F3c Jack Asbury Breedlove (c.1922 - 1941)

"Asberry"

9/7/2017 9/7/2017

S1c Otis Vernelle Brandt (1921 - 1941)

"Oris", "Orix"

Oris was aboard the USS Oklahoma December 7th, 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. His remains were never identified and were buried at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Ho...

9/7/2017 9/7/2017

F2c Carl Merrill Bradley (1922 - 1941)

9/5/2017 9/5/2017

Served as a crewmember on the Battleship USS Oklahoma that was sunk at Pearl Harbor

8/28/2017 8/28/2017

F1c Rudolph Blitz (1921 - 1941)

Son of Henry & Mary Blitz. Identical twin brother of Leo Blitz. Both were crewmembers of the USS Oklahoma and both killed in action December 7th, 1941. One of the family's stories was that the ...

8/28/2017 8/28/2017

MM2c Leo Blitz (1921 - 1941)

His twin brother Rudolph Blitz also was lost aboard the USS Oklahoma. One of the family's stories was that the twins were not allowed to go on leave together, so they both dated the same girl, ...

8/28/2017 8/28/2017

F3c Robert James Bennett (1923 - 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.

8/25/2017 8/25/2017

F2c Ralph Curtis Battles (1916 - 1941)

Cenotaph:

8/21/2017 8/21/2017

Son of Maynard Reace Barrett and Nora Ellen Parker. Never married. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy, his rank was Seaman Second Class. Killed In Action on the Battleship USS OKLAHOMA at Pearl Harbor. For ma...

8/20/2017 8/20/2017

Cecil Elmer Barncord was son of Flavious Josephus Rowe, Memorial #47652529 and Pearl Sussie Smith/Rowe. He was adopted by Charles Elmer & Mary Caroline Barncord

8/20/2017 8/20/2017

Son of Mrs. Stella A. Allen. Stanley served as a Ensign, USS Oklahoma (BB-37), U.S. Navy during World War II. He resided in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine prior to the war. Stanley was declared...

8/10/2017 8/10/2017

8/9/2017 8/9/2017

F1c Michael Galajdik (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

S2c Floyd Francis Clifford (c.1922 - 1941)

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

12/15/2016 12/15/2016

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 (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

F3c John H. Lindsley (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

Lewis Jacob Egnatovich (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

WT1c Walter Henry Sollie (1904 - 1941)

the Oklahoma was hit. The ship was damaged so badly that it eventually capsized. Many of the crew perished due to the explosions or were trapped below deck and could not escape. Over 400 members of...

1/19/2016 1/19/2016

EM3 Alphard S Owsley (b. - 1941)

1/19/2016 1/19/2016

Hans Christian Kvalnes (1918 - 1941)

4/20/2015 1/19/2016

S1c Buford Harvey Dyer (c.1922 - 1941)

1/17/2016 1/17/2016

1/17/2016 1/17/2016

Sea1c Robert V. Young (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 (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

rvin Andrew Rubin Thompson,born in Weehawken, New Jersey in 1917, but his family moved to Ketchikan First Judicial District, Alaska Territory in 1922, when he was five years old. In his senior year he ...

3/4/2014 1/16/2016

1/16/2016 1/16/2016

F1c Elmer Tom Kerestes (aft.1910 - 1941)

"Thomas", "Tom"

1/15/2016 1/15/2016

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 (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

S2C Garold Leroy Skiles (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

Identified and accounted for

1/7/2016 1/7/2016

F1c Paul Edd Saylor (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

1/6/2016 1/6/2016

S2c Lloyd E. McLaughlin (1921 - 1941)

Sunday morning dawned and turned into one of those beautiful subtropical days. The bugler and the master-at-arms had announced church services were about to commence on USS Oklahoma on the main deck ...

4/25/2015 1/6/2016

F3c Gerald Lehman (1923 - 1941)

Gerald George Lehman was born in Antigo, Wis., the fourth child of Delia and Harry Lehman, on November 11, 1923, Armistice Day, the day which was to end all wars. The family relocated to the Copper C...

1/6/2016 1/6/2016

Ens. Herbert Rommel (1915 - 2007)

"'Captain'"

Survived. Herbert Rommel was born in 1915 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He joined the Naval Reserve in 1934 and was commissioned an ensign in 1938. On the morning of December 7, 1941, Ensign Rommel...

1/6/2016 1/6/2016

F1C Le Roy Barber (1920 - 1941)

"Le Roy"

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 (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 (1922 - 1941)

1/5/2016 1/5/2016

SMN Octavius Mabine (b. - 1941)

Mess Attendant/1c Octavius Mabine was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma BB37.

1/4/2016 1/4/2016

Thomas Watson Smith (c.1922 - 1980)

"Survived sinking of the USS Oklahoma"

His brother died in the sinking of the USS California on December 7, 1941.

7/5/2015 7/5/2015

Sk1c Harry Ernest Walker (c.1905 - 1941)

William H. Walker and Naomi M. King had two sons, Harry Earnest Walker and Frank Foote Walker. Harry was born 14 Aug 1905 and died 7 Dec 1941 aboard the USS Oklahoma. He was born in Gratio TN.

6/24/2015 6/24/2015

Bkr David Leland Kesler (1918 - 1941)

"Kessler"

David Leland Kessler was the son of Taylor B. Kessler and Eva E. Merrick. David was born 20 August 1918 in Berthoud Co and died 7 December 1941 as a crew member of the US Oklahoma.

6/22/2015 6/22/2015

F1c Lawrence Eldon Woods (1913 - 1941)

Lawrence Eldon Woods and his brother Winfred D. Woods were stationed aboard the US Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor. They were the son of Commodore Richmond Woods and Beatrice Mote. Lawrence ...

5/25/2015 6/22/2015

Bandmaster James B. Booe (1899 - 1941)

James Brazier Booe Bandmaster, U.S. Navy United States Navy Entered the Service From: California Service #: 2671197 Chief Bandmaster James Booe was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the ...

6/19/2015 6/19/2015

Lt. Julian B. Jordan (1904 - 1941)

Assistant Engineering Officer Julian Bethune Jordan was assigned to the USS Oklahoma and died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Jordan, a destroyer escort ship, was commissioned in his honor.

6/18/2015 6/18/2015

F1c Charles Ray Casto (c.1922 - 1941)

Richard and Charles Casto, Ohio, brothers lost aboard the USS Oklahoma. Richard's remains were identified, it is hopeful that DNA testing will identify the remains of Charles.

6/17/2015 6/17/2015

F2c Richard Eugene Casto (c.1920 - 1941)

Richard and Charles Casto, Ohio, brothers lost aboard the USS Oklahoma. Richard's remains were identified, it is hopeful that DNA testing will identify the remains of Charles.

6/17/2015 6/17/2015

Ensign Francis Flaherty is a home-town hero of Charlotte MI. He was one of the first Michigan servicemen to receive a World War II Congressional Medal of Honor. He remained at his station on one of t...

6/17/2015 6/17/2015

SK1c Gerald Glenn Cyriack (1921 - 1941)

"Glen", "Gerald", "Cyriacks", "Cyricks"

Storekeeper Second Class (SK2c) Gerald Glenn Cyriack was from Pipestone County, Minnesota. He was barely 20 years of age when he died aboard the USS Oklahoma on 7 December 1941.

6/17/2015 6/17/2015

Wt1c Oliver K. Burger (c.1915 - 1941)

Oliver Kenneth Burger is an active USS Oklahoma case. His casualty report lists only a wife, Mary, no maiden name. She lived in San Pedro, California, at the time of his death during the attack on Pe...

6/16/2015 6/16/2015

F1c Samuel W. Crowder (c.1906 - 1941)

Fireman First Class Samuel Warwick Crowder was from Louisville, Kentucky. He was the son of William Maddock Crowder and Charlotte Sullivan. Crowder died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on P...

6/16/2015 6/16/2015

EM3c Leslie P. Delles (1920 - 1941)

"twin to Lester"

Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Leslie Phillip Delles was born in Reinbeck, Iowa. He was one of five children, one of the twin sons of Michael Phillip Delles and Ida Mae Peterson. Delles was 21 years of...

6/16/2015 6/16/2015

LCDR Hugh Rossman Alexander was born in Potters Mill, Pennsylvania, in December, 1897. He and his brothers Lowell and Elmer were the sons of Hugh S. Alexander and Sarah Catherine Smith. Alexander lef...

6/15/2015 6/15/2015