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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
F 1c Samuel Crowder USN
Sea 1c John Savidge USN
F 1c Walter Schleiter USN
SF 1c Charles Perdue USN
FC 2c Lawrence Overley USN
Sea 2c Carl Nichols USN
F 1c Louis Tushla USN
Sea 1c Walter Stein USN
Sea 2c George Thompson USN
PMkr Stanislaw Drwall USN
RM 3c Bruce Ellison USN
SF 3c Francis Hannon USN
F 1c Denis Hiskett USN
CM Duff Gordon USN
F 1c Michael Galajdik USN
F 3c Glaydon Iverson USN
F 1c Albert Kane USN
RM 3c Warren Kempf USN
Matt 1c Octavius Mabine USN
F 2c Martin Young USN


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