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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 ascending
Sea 1c Monroe Temple USN
F 1c Kenneth Doernenburg USN
Ens William Finnegan USN
Mus 2c Louis Harris USN
F 3c Kenneth Holm USN
Sea 2c Charles Gomez USN
F 1c Leonard Geller USN
F 3c George Jarding USN
F 3c Willard Lawson USN
Sea 2c Harold Lindsey USN
Sea 1c Hale Mckissack USN
F 1c Creighton Workman USN
Sea 1c Ernest West USN
LCdr Hugh Alexander USN
EM 3c Cecil Barncord USN
F 2c James Boring USN
Matt 2c Archie Callahan USN
Sea 1c George Coke USN
RM 3c Clyde Ridenour USN
Sea 1c Harold Roesch USN


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