Armstrong, Kenneth Berton, Ml1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1940-1941, ML-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1920 - 1941
Two Hash Marks

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
National City, CA
Last Address
PO BOX 223
National City, CA
(Wife~ Eva Lilla Armstrong)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Grave: The Unknown of the USS Oklahoma

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 Military Association Memberships
Pearl Harbor FallenWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
WW II Memorial National Registry
  1941, Pearl Harbor Fallen
  2016, World War II Fallen
  2016, World War II Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Duty Stations
Naval Magazine, Pearl Harbor, HIUS Navy
  1938-1940, ML-0000, Naval Magazine, Pearl Harbor, HI
  1940-1941, ML-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Service Number 380-30-60
  Nov 20, 1937, Enlisted or Re-enlisted
  Sep 26, 1938, Received on the US Fleet Air Base, Pearl Harbor, TH
  Oct 28, 1940, Transferred to USS Oklahoma
  Nov 11, 1940, Received on the Oklahoma
  Oct 01, 1941, Re-enlisted for 4 full years
  Dec 07, 1941, Listed as Missing since action against Enemy
  Nov 19, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Navy Molder 1st Class Kenneth B. Armstrong, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for on Feb 9, 2018.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Armstrong was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Armstrong.

In 2015, DPAA disinterred remains from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu.

DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their partnership in this mission.

Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Armstrong's name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl, along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

Source Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

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