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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
F 2c James Ball USN
Sea 2c Lloyd Cutrer USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Payne USN
Sea 2c Thomas Gary USN
Sea 2c Robert Ernest USN
Sea 2c James Minter USN
Sea 1c Harold Bandemar USN
RM 3c Frank Treanor USN
Sea 2c Lloyd Smith USN
Sea 2c Stanley Galaszewski USN
SF 3c Richard Jacobs USN
FC 3c Howard Manges USN
Sea 1c Michael Bazetti USN
Sea 2c Pete Turk USN
Matt 2c Frank Simmons USN
Matt 2c Gilbert Henderson USN
Matt 3c Ernest Jones USN
F 3c John Martin USN
Ens Herbert Jones USNR

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