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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Wilbur Barrett USN
F 1c Harold Bates USN
F 2c Ralph Battles USN
Sea 1c Earl Baum USN
RM 3c Howard Bean USN
F 1c Walter Belt USN
F 3c Robert Bennett USN
Pvt Waldean Black USMC
Y 3c Harding Blackburn USN
B 1c William Blanchard USN
F 3c Clarence Blaylock USN
MM 2c Leo Blitz USN
Sea 1c Rudolph Blitz USN
Sea 2c John Bock USN
Cox Paul Boemer USN
BMstr James Booe USN
F 2c James Boring USN
Matt 1c Ralph Boudreaux USN
F 2c Lawrence Boxrucker USN
Sea 2c Raymond Boynton USN


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