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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 2c Charles Saunders USN
F 1c Andrew Schmitz USN
WT 1c Milo Phillips USN
Matt 3c Issac Parker USN
Sea 1c George Naegle USN
FC 3c Victor Tumlinson USN
Sea 1c Kirby Stapleton USN
SC 1c Clarence Thompson USN
MM 1c Eugene Eberhardt USN
Ens John England USN
F 1c Robert Harr USN
RM 3c Frank Hoag USN
SC 3c Robert Goodwin USN
Matt 2c Jesus Garcia USN
F 1c Billy Johnson USN
Mus 1c Elliott Larsen USN
F 1c Elmer Kerestes USN
Henri Mason USN
CSM Thomas Zvansky USN
EM 3c Alton Whitson USN


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