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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
Multiple Air Attacks at Pearl Harbor
Three torpedo hits occurred to Oklahoma soon after the attack commenced. As ship began to capsize, two more torpedoes struck; as men abandoned ship Japanese planes dove in for strafing runs. Oklahoma rolled over with mast touching the bottom of the harbor. ... 415 killed during the attack and 32 others were wounded. Many crew members were trapped in the overturned battleship surviving in pockets of air until rescuers could cut access holes in the bottom of the ship to rescue them; a total of 32 survivors were ultimately saved.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 429

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Sea 1c Eugene Wicker USN
EM 3c Alton Whitson USN
Sea 1c Jack White USN
CWT Claude White USN
F 2c John Wheeler USN
Sea 1c Ernest West USN
MM 1c Alfred Wells USN
Sea 1c William Welch USN
F 1c James Webb USN
Sea 1c Richard Watson USN
Sea 1c Edward Wasielewski USN
Sea 1c James Ward USN
Sea 2c Charles Walters USN
AS Eugene Walpole USN
F 3c Robert Walkowiak USN
SK 1c Harry Walker USN
Sea 2c Lewis Wagoner USN
AMM 2c Durell Wade USN
F 2c Lowell Valley USN
Sea 2c Russell Ufford USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)