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Brothers Assigned to the USS Arizona

37 Sets of Brothers Assigned to USS Arizona
December 7, 1941


Name Rate/Rank Status State (1)
1. ALLISON, Andrew K.
ALLISON, J.T.
F1c
F1c
KIA
KIA
Missouri (2)
Missouri
2. ANDERSON, Delbert Jake (3)
ANDERSON, John Delmar (3)
BM2c
BM2c
KIA
Survivor
Minnesota
New Mexico
3. BALL, Masten A.
BALL, William V. (4)
F1c
S1c
Survivor
KIA
Iowa
Iowa
4. BECKER, Harvey Herman
BECKER, Marvin Otto
BECKER, Wesley Paulson
GM2c
GM3c
S1c
Survivor
KIA
KIA
California
Kansas
Kansas
5. BIRDSELL, Estelle
BIRDSELL, Rayon Delois
MM1c
F2c
Survivor
KIA
California
Missouri
6. BROMLEY, George Edward
BROMLEY, Jimmie
SM3c
S1c
KIA
KIA
Washington
Washington
7. CHANDLER, Donald Ross
CHANDLER, Edwin Ray
Pvt
S1c
KIA
Survivor
Alabama
California
8. CHAPMAN, Naaman N.
CHAPMAN, Noel B.
S1c
S2c
KIA
Survivor
Nebraska
Nebraska
9. CHIRSTIANSEN, Edward Lee
CHRISTIANSEN, Harlan Carl
Bkr3c
S2c
KIA
Survivor
Kansas
Kansas
10. CONLIN, Bernard Eugene
CONLIN, James Leo
S2c
F2c
KIA
KIA
Illinois
Illinois
11. CONRAD, Homer Milton Jr.
CONRAD, Walter Ralph
S1c
QM2c
KIA
KIA
Ohio
California
12. COOPER, Clarence Eugene
COOPER, Kenneth Erven
F2c
F2c
KIA
KIA
California
California
13. CZARNECKI, Anthony Francis
CZARNECKI, Stanley
MM1c
F1c
Survivor
KIA
Michigan
Michigan
14. DOHERTY, George Walter
DOHERTY, John Albert
DOHERTY, John Andrew
S2c
MM2c
CGM
KIA
KIA
Survivor
California
California (5)
California
15. ELLIS, George William
ELLIS, Richard Everrett
SC1c
S1c
Survivor
KIA
Nebraska
Nebraska
16. FLORY, Dale Frederick
FLORY, Max Edward
WT2c
S2c
Survivor
KIA
California
Indiana
17. HEIDT, Edward Joseph
HEIDT, Wesley John
F1c
MM2c
KIA
KIA
California
California
18. INGALLS, Richard Fitch
INGALLS, Theodore A.
SC3c
SC3c
KIA
KIA
New York
New York
19. IVERSEN, Earl Henry
IVERSEN, Norman Kenneth
S2c
S2c
KIA
KIA
California
California
20. JONES, Daniel Pugh
JONES, Woodrow Wilson
S2c
S2c
KIA
KIA
Alabama
Alabama
21. JONES, Edmon Ethmer
JONES, Homer Loyd
S1c
SC3c
KIA
KIA
Colorado
Colorado
22. KENISTON, Donald Lee
KENISTON, Kenneth Howard
S2c
F3c
KIA
KIA
Ohio
Ohio
23. KENNINGTON, Charles Cecil
KENNINGTON, Milton Homer
S1c
S1c
KIA
KIA
Tennessee
Tennessee
24. KRAMB, James Henry
KRAMB, John David
S1c
Msmth1c
KIA
KIA
New York
New York
25. LAKIN, Donald Lapier
LAKIN, Joseph Jordan
S1c
S1c
KIA
KIA
California (6)
California (6)
26. LIVERS, Raymond Edward
LIVERS, Wayne Nicholas
S1c
F1c
KIA
KIA
New Mexico
New Mexico
27. MILLER, George Stanley
MILLER, Jessie Zimmer
S1c
S1c
KIA
KIA
Ohio
Ohio
28. MORSE, Francis Jerome
MORSE, Norman Roi
BM1c
WT2c
KIA
KIA
California (7)
Virginia (7)
29. MURDOCK, Charles Luther
MURDOCK, Melvin Elijah
MURDOCK, Thomas Daniel
WT1c
WT2c
CY
KIA
KIA
Survivor
Alabama
Alabama
Alabama
30. NICHOLS, Alfred Rose
NICHOLS, Louis Duffie
S1c
S2c
KIA
KIA
Alabama
Alabama
31. O'BRYAN, George David
O'BRYAN, Joseph Benjamin
FC3c
FC3c
KIA
KIA
Kentucky
Kentucky
32. SHIVE, Gordon Eshom
SHIVE, Malcolm Holman
PFC
RM3c
KIA
KIA
California
California
33. SKILES, Charley Jackson Jr.
SKILES, Eugene
S2c
S2c
KIA
KIA
Missouri
Missouri
34. STARKOVICH, Charles
STARKOVICH, Joseph Jr.
EM3c
F2c
KIA
KIA
Washington
Washington
35. VELIA, Galen Steve
VELIA, Keith Lloyd
SM3c
S2c
KIA
Survivor
Kansas
Kansas
36. WARRINER, Kenneth T. (8)
WARRINER, Russell Walter (8)
S2c
S1c
Survivor
Survivor
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
37. WELLS, Raymond Virgil Jr.
WELLS, William Bennett
S1c
S1c
KIA
KIA
Missouri
Missouri


FOOTNOTES:

(1) State determination: For personnel killed in action, their next of kin location is used. For survivors, their last known address or next of kin is used. This listing does not necessarily represent their place of birth or place of enlistment.

(2) Andrew is memorialized at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, under the state of Tennessee.

(3) Delbert and John were the only set of twins on the USS Arizona at the time of the attack.

(4) The famous Sullivan brothers joined the U.S. Navy to avenge the death of William Ball.

(5) John Albert is memorialized at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, under the state of Montana.

(6) Donald and Joseph grave makers at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, indicate from Kansas.

(7) Francis and Norman are memorialized at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, under the state of Colorado.

(8) The Warriner's were the only set of USS Arizona brothers to survive the attack. Kenneth was training at Fleet Signal School, in San Diego, California, although assigned to the Arizona. Russell was wounded (burned), but survived.


SUMMARY:

A. There were a total of 77 brothers serving on the USS Arizona; 62 died as a result of the attack.

B. There were 37 sets of brothers on the USS Arizona; 23 sets were lost.

C. Only four of the 62 individual brothers who died were recovered and identified: George Bromley, Donald and Joseph Lakin, and Gordon Shive. 58 brothers remain unaccounted.

D. There were three sets of three brothers: Becker, Doherty and Murdock. One brother survived in each set.

E. In addition to the 37 sets of brothers, there was a father and son on the USS Arizona. They were killed in action. The father was Thomas Augusta Free, MM1c (from Texas), and his son William Thomas Free, S2c (also from Texas, but memorialized at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, under the state of California).

F. The information herein is subject to revision, but is deemed reliable at the time of publication.


SOURCE:

Raymond D. Emory, Lamar S. Crawford, and Vincent J. Vlach Jr., Pearl Harbor Survivors

Combat Connected Naval Casualties World War II; Volumes I and II, U.S. Navy Department, 1946

Personnel enlistment documents; Bureau of Naval Personnel and U.S. Marine Corps

Compiled by National Park Service/ Neal Niiyama

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The bond between USS Arizona shipmates went beyond being comrades; there were 37 sets of brothers assigned to the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941.