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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
Sea 2c Myron Lehman USN
MM 1c Earl Melton USN
FC 1c Bernard Wimmer USN
Sea 1c Edward Wasielewski USN
Sea 2c John Auld USN
F 1c Walter Belt USN
FC 3c Jack Breedlove USN
F 2c Edward Casinger USN
FC 1c Robert Corn USN
Mus 2c Charles Ruse USN
Ens Verdi Sederstrom USN
SM 1c Eugene Skaggs USN
Sea 1c Paul Raimond USN
BM 1c Arnold Nielsen USN
AMM 2c Durell Wade USN
F 1c Everett Titterington USN
Sea 2c Cecil Thornton USN
CWT Francis Day USN
Mus 2c Charlton Ferguson USN
MM 2c Harold Ham USN

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