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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, December 7, 1941
USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor
The surprise attack by Japanese forces on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor commenced at 0755 on Sunday morning 7 December 1941. ... The USS Arizona along with other battleships were moored near Ford Island. The first wave of torpedo planes launched their torpedoes at Arizona but missed their target. Moments later high level bombers attacked with the ship sustaining 8 bomb hits from this attack. One bomb hit on the forecastle glancing off the face plate of Turret 2, penetrating the deck to explode in the black powder magazine which set off the adjacent smokeless powder magazine. ... Acts of heroism on the part of the battleship's officers and men were many, headed by those of LCDR Samuel G. Fuqua, the ship's damage control officer, whose coolness in attempting to quell the fires and get survivors off the ship earned him the Medal of Honor. Posthumous awards of the Medal of Honor also went to RADM Isaac Kidd, the first flag officer to be killed in the Pacific war, and to CAPT Van Valkenburgh, who reached the bridge and was attempting to fight his ship when the bomb hit on the magazines destroyed her. ... A cataclysmic explosion ripped through the forward part of the ship, touching off fires which burned for two days. Majority of crewmembers were either killed by the explosion and fire or were trapped by the rapid sinking of the ship. Of the 1400 aboard ARIZONA that fateful day, 1177 perished.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 1177

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 1c Claude Clemmens USN
F 2c James Conlin USN
CM 3c Harley Craft USN
Ens William Halloran USN
Sea 1c Verrel Heater USN
GM 3c Alvin Hartley USN
F 1c Edward Heidt USN
Sea 1c Raymond Garlington USN
Y 2c Roscoe Gholston USN
Sea 2c William Goodwin USN
Sea 2c Max Flory USN
Sea 1c Leroy Frank USN
Sea 1c Paul Evans USN
Sea 2c Richard Ellis USN
F 2c Arthur Dupree USN
Sea 1c Milton Dobey USN
GM 1c Ralph Dick USN
RM 3c Donald Kusie USN
AMM 2c Henry Landman USN
Ens Robert King USN


Submitted by Capt. Robt. Strange USN Ret.