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Brothers Assigned to the USS Arizona
37 Sets of Brothers Assigned to USS Arizona
(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.
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.
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?
Unlike the battlefields of Gettysburg and Antietam, the story of Pearl Harbor is alive in the memories of those who witnessed the attack. The Pearl Harbor survivors who volunteer at the USS Arizona Memorial tell their story to the public; they truly are living history.