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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services

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California

Sunday, December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor Attack - Battleship Row
During the Pearl Harbor attack at 0805 a bomb exploded below decks in California, setting off an antiaircraft ammunition magazine and killing 50 men. A second bomb ruptured her bow plates. ... Despite valiant efforts to keep her afloat the in-rushing water could not be isolated and the ship settled into the mud with only her superstructure remaining above the surface. When the action ended, 98 of her crew were lost and 61 wounded.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 99

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Sea 1c Clyde Mcmeans USN
F 1c George Mcgraw USN
F 3c John Martin USN
FC 3c Howard Manges USN
SK 1c James London USN
SK 1c John Lewis USN
Pvt Roy Lee USMC
RM 3c Donald Larsen USN
PhM 3c John Lancaster USN
F 1c Harry Kramer USN
SK 3c Arlie Keener USN
BM 1c Harry Kaufman USN
Matt 3c Ernest Jones USN
Ens Herbert Jones USNR
RM 3c Melvin Johnson USN
Ens Ira Jeffery USN
SF 3c Richard Jacobs USN
Sea 1c Paul Holley USN
PhM 2c Merle Hillman USN
F 1c John Hilderbrand USN

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