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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Jimmie Bromley USN
Ens Robert Brooks USN
SM 3c Loy Broome USN
Sea 1c Allen Brooner USN
F 2c Myron Brophy USN
TM 3c Charles Brown USN
EM 3c Elwyn Brown USN
QM 3c Frank Brown USN
Sea 1c Richard Brown USN
Sea 2c William Brown USN
CMM Harry Browne USN
Sea 1c Tilmon Browning USN
RM 3c James Brune USN
Sea 1c Leland Bryan USN
BM 2c Lloyd Bryant USN
FC 3c Jack Buckley USN
F 2c Robert Budd USN
Sea 1c Clarence Buhr USN
RM 3c Ralph Burden USN
Sea 2c Ralph Burdette USN