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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
F 3c Gerald Lehman USN
Sea 2c Myron Lehman USN
F 3c Willard Lawson USN
Sea 1c Elmer Lawrence USN
Matt 1c Johnnie Laurie USN
Mus 1c Elliott Larsen USN
Sea 2c D. Kyser USN
CM 3c William Kvidera USN
Sea 2c Hans Kvalnes USN
Cox Verne Knipp USN
EM 3c William Klasing USN
Bkr 2c David Kesler USN
F 1c Elmer Kerestes USN
F 1c William Kennedy USN
F 1c Leo Keninger USN
RM 3c Warren Kempf USN
Sea 2c Joe Kelley USN
Sea 1c Donald Keller USN
Sea 1c Ralph Keil USN
RM 3c Howard Keffer USN


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