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Oklahoma

Ship Designation: 
BB-37
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
Y 3c Harding Blackburn USN
Pvt Waldean Black USMC
F 3c Robert Bennett USN
F 1c Walter Belt USN
RM 3c Howard Bean USN
Sea 1c Earl Baum USN
F 2c Ralph Battles USN
F 1c Harold Bates USN
Sea 2c Wilbur Barrett USN
EM 3c Cecil Barncord USN
F 1c Leroy Barber USN
F 1c Malcolm Barber USN
F 2c Randolph Barber USN
Cox Layton Banks USN
Sea 1c Wilbur Ballance USN
Sea 1c Gerald Bailey USN
SF 3c Robert Bailey USN
RM 2c Walter Backman USN
Ch Carp John Austin USN
Sea 2c John Auld USN

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