Brewer, Robert L., AS

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Last Rank
Apprentice Seaman
Last Primary NEC
AS-0000-Apprentice Seaman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Apprentice Seaman
Primary Unit
1939-1941, AS-0000, USS California (BB-44)
Service Years
1938 - 1941
Apprentice Seaman

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Home State
Not Specified
Year of Birth
1911
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
H, 522

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Pearl Harbor FallenWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
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  2012, Pearl Harbor Fallen
  2013, World War II Fallen
  2014, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry


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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1939-1941, AS-0000, USS California (BB-44)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Seaman Robert Brewer was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was stationed on board the USS California BB-44.
   
Comments/Citation
On 7 December 1941 USS CALIFORNIA was moored at the southernmost berth of "Battleship Row" and was with other dreadnoughts of the Battle Force when the Japanese launched their aerial attack. As she was about to undergo a material inspection, watertight integrity was not at its maximum; consequently the ship suffered great damage when hit. At 0805 a bomb exploded below decks, setting off an antiaircraft ammunition magazine and killing about 50 men. A second bomb ruptured her bow plates. Despite valiant efforts to keep her afloat the inrushing water could not be isolated and CALIFORNIA settled into the mud with only her superstructure remaining above the surface. When the action ended, 98 of her crew were lost and 61 wounded.
   
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