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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
F 3c Harry Holmes USN
RM 3c Jack Goldwater USN
MM 1c Paul Gebser USN
F 1c Jim Johnston USN
Matt 1c Johnnie Laurie USN
F 3c John Lindsley USN
Sea 2c Lloyd Mclaughlin USN
CWT Paul Wright USN
Mus 2c Lloyd Wiegand USN
Sea 1c James Ward USN
Sea 1c Willard Aldridge USN
F 2c Randolph Barber USN
BMstr James Booe USN
SC 1c Rodger Butts USN
Sea 2c Floyd Clifford USN
WT 2c Porter Rich USN
F 1c Walter Rogers USN
WT 1c Walter Sollie USN
Sea 2c Brady Prewitt USN
Sea 2c Wilfred Palmer USN

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