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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
EM 3c Leslie Delles USN
RM 3c Earl Ellis USN
MM 1c George Hanson USN
SM 3c Austin Hesler USN
F 1c Claude Gowey USN
CCM Tedd Furr USN
Sea 2c Challis James USN
Sea 2c Thomas Jurashen USN
F 1c Leo Keninger USN
MM 1c Vernon Luke USN
WT 1c Joseph Yurko USN
Mus 2c Albert Williams USN
SF 3c Robert Bailey USN
F 3c Clarence Blaylock USN
Sea 1c William Bruesewitz USN
CPhM James Cheshire USN
F 1c Samuel Crowder USN
Sea 1c John Savidge USN
F 1c Walter Schleiter USN
SF 1c Charles Perdue USN

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