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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 ascending
GM 3c Jesse Jenson USN
Sea 2c D. Kyser USN
FC 3c Adolph Loebach USN
F 1c James Mcdonald USN
F 1c Lawrence Woods USN
F 2c John Wheeler USN
Sea 1c Leon Arickx USN
F 2c Ralph Battles USN
Sea 2c Raymond Boynton USN
Sea 1c Murry Cargile USN
HA 1c Keefe Connolly USN
F 1c Dan Reagan USN
F 2c William Shafer USN
EM 3c Merle Smith USN
F 3c Jasper Pue USN
Y 3c Samuel Nevill USN
AS Eugene Walpole USN
F 1c Lewis Tindall USN
MM 2c Everett Stewart USN
MM 1c Charles Swanson USN

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