Pearl Harbor

The day that will live in infamy.

USS Arizona

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The Arizona was hit four times by Japanese bombers, one of which hit her forward magazine. Most of her Marine detachment were at their battle stations at the five-inch guns nearby; those not killed in the blast or incinerated in the fire that followed suffered terrible burns and most never left the ship. Only 14 of the 88 Marines aboard survived – the missing ranged from Lt. Colonel Daniel Fox, a decorated veteran of WW1 who was the Marine representative for Battleship Division One and died on the bridge, to seventeen-year-old Private Leo DeVere Amundson who had been aboard less than 24 hours, had no assigned station, and was last seen scared and alone in the Marine living compartment with nowhere to go.

1,179 sailors and Marines died aboard the USS Arizona.

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Leo DeVere Amundson
Private
La Croisse, WI
USS Arizona
John Calvin Atchison
Private
St. Louis, MO
USS Arizona
Joseph Baraga
Sergeant
Sagola, MI
USS Arizona
Freddie Beaton
Private
Chickasha, OK
USS Arizona
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Everett Ray Belt, Jr.
PFC
Kirkwood, MO
USS Arizona
James Theron Black
Private
Covin, AL
USS Arizona
Edwin Charles Borusky
Corporal
Langdon, ND
USS Arizona
Eugene Brickley
Private
Grapevine, TX
USS Arizona
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Donald Ross Chandler
Private
Millport, AL
USS Arizona
Charles Warren Cole
Sergeant
Arlington, WA
USS Arizona
Virgil Denton Davis
Private
Alton, MO
USS Arizona
Herbert Allen Dreesbach
Private
Chicago, IL
USS Arizona
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Robert Wesley Dunnam
Private
Houston, TX
USS Arizona
Russell Durio
Private
Sunset, LA
USS Arizona
David Delton Evans
Private
New Orleans, LA
USS Arizona
Allen Brady Fincher
Assistant Cook
Van Zandt, TX
USS Arizona
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Dexter Wilson Fincher
Sergeant
Prineville, OR
USS Arizona
Woodrow Wilson Finley
PFC
Selmer, TN
USS Arizona
Kent Blake Fitzgerald
Private
Salt Lake City, UT
USS Arizona
Donald Eugene Fleetwood
Private
Fort Dodge, IA
USS Arizona
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Daniel Russel Fox
Lt. Colonel
San Francisco, CA
USS Arizona
Lawrence J. Griffin
PFC
Westwego, LA
USS Arizona
Don Edgar Hamel
Field Music
Chicago, IL
USS Arizona
William Daniel Harmon
PFC
Portland, OR
USS Arizona
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Paul Edward Herrick
Private
Kenosha, WI
USS Arizona
Harold Wyatt Hope
Private
Hutchinson, TX
USS Arizona
Robert Chilton Hudnall
PFC
Chilton, TX
USS Arizona
Robert Glenn Huff
Private
Fort Worth, TX
USS Arizona
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Marvin Austin Hughes
Private
Austin, TX
USS Arizona
Donald Standly Hultman
PFC
Dassel, MN
USS Arizona
Leslie Creade Hux
PFC
Dodson, LA
USS Arizona
Henry Kalinowski
Private
Ashtabula, OH
USS Arizona
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Billy Mack Keen
Private
Newark, TX
USS Arizona
James Albert Krahn
PFC
Langdon, ND
USS Arizona
William Joseph Lovshin
PFC
Chisholm, MN
USS Arizona
James Francis McCarrens
Corporal
Ottawa, IL
USS Arizona
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Richard J. Minear, Jr.
PFC
Redding, CA
USS Arizona
Francis Clayton Mostek
PFC
Dover, ID
USS Arizona
Henry Ellis Nolatubby
PFC
Maysville, OK
USS Arizona
Joseph Bernard O’Brien
PFC
Chicago, IL
USS Arizona
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Clarence Rankin Patterson, Jr.
PFC
Long Beach, CA
USS Arizona
Francis James Pedrotti
Private
St. Louis, MO
USS Arizona
Alexander Louis Piasecki
Corporal
Acme, WY
USS Arizona
Jack Newlin Speed Powell
PFC
Los Angeles, CA
USS Arizona
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Abner Franklin Power
Private
Clinton, OK
USS Arizona
Rudolph Herbert Reinhold
Private
Salt Lake City, UT
USS Arizona
William Jacob Schneider
PFC
Chicago, IL
USS Arizona
Crawford Edward Scott
PFC
Kansas City, MO
USS Arizona
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George Harrison Scott
PFC
Spokane, WA
USS Arizona
Jack Bertrand Sniff
Field Music Cpl.
Princeville, IL
USS Arizona
Stanley Stephen Swiontek
Field Cook
Chicago, IL
USS Arizona
Robert James Windish
Private
St. Louis, MO
USS Arizona
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Robert England Windle
PFC
Jacksonville, IL
USS Arizona

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USS Oklahoma

1941

Torpedoes killed the Oklahoma; the heavy battleship took five hits to her port side and capsized within minutes, trapping many of her men below decks. Fourteen of her 77 Marines were killed; twelve remain missing or unidentified.

429 sailors and Marines died aboard the Oklahoma.

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Marley Richard Arthurholtz
PFC
South Bend, IN
USS Oklahoma
Waldean Black
Private
Perryton, TX
USS Oklahoma
Walter Leon Collier
PFC
Los Angeles, CA
USS Oklahoma
Alva Jackson Cremean
PFC
Rocky Ford, CO
USS Oklahoma
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Elmer Edwin Drefahl
Corporal
Milwaukee, WI
USS Oklahoma
Harry Hamilton Gaver, Jr.
2nd Lieutenant
Los Angeles, CA
USS Oklahoma
Ted Hall
Private
Kansas City, MO
USS Oklahoma
Robert K. Holmes
PFC
Salt Lake City, UT
USS Oklahoma
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Vernon Paul Keaton
Private
Denver City, TX
USS Oklahoma
John Franklin Middleswart
PFC
San Diego, CA
USS Oklahoma
Charles Robert Taylor
PFC
Carnegie, OK
USS Oklahoma

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USS Nevada

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One of the few ships to get under way and return fire on the Japanese attackers, the Nevada immediately stood out as a target. She was hit by several bombs and damaged to the point where her officers gave up on escape and instead tried to beach the battleship in shallow water, out of the main shipping lane. She was successfully beached, towed to dry dock, repaired, and lived to fight again.

Seven Marines lost their lives aboard the Nevada on December 7, 1941; only two are missing. Corporal Britton was serving as orderly to the ship’s captain, and was probably killed by a bomb that hit and obliterated the officer’s quarters. Richard Trujillo may have been blown overboard by an explosion; he would become the first Hispanic Marine to die in World War II.

57 sailors and Marines died aboard the USS Nevada.

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Thomas Alonzo Britton
Corporal
Carter, OK
USS Nevada
Richard Ignacio Trujillo
PFC
Billings, MT
USS Nevada

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One thought on “Pearl Harbor

  1. My husband is George H Scott’s nephew. He was adopted by Kenneth and Wanda Scott. Kenneth was my husband’s father. Their father died at sea.

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