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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
EM 1c Harvey Herber USN
RM 3c Thomas Griffith USN
F 2c George Giesa USN
Ens Robert Hunter USN
Matt 3c Jerry Jones USN
Sea 1c Ralph Keil USN
Sea 2c Howard Magers USN
BM 2c Herbert Melton USN
Sea 2c Everett Windle USN
Sea 1c William Welch USN
Ch Carp John Austin USN
F 3c Robert Bennett USN
Matt 1c Randall Brewer USN
Sea 1c Biacio Casola USN
F 1c Beoin Corzatt USN
EM 3c Roman Sadlowski USN
Sea 2c William Sellon USN
Sea 2c Dale Pearce USN
SK 3c Eli Olsen USN
Sea 2c Laverne Nigg USN


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