Arickx, Leon Paul, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1941-1941, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1940 - 1941
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mitchell, IA
Last Address
Mitchell, IA

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
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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Last Known Activity

Navy Seaman 1st Class Leon Arickx, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for on Feb 2, 2018.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Arickx 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 Arickx.

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

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

Arickx'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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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1941-1941, 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
 
  May 07, 1940, Service Entry Date & Serial Number
  Aug 09, 1940, Received on the USS Oklahoma from USNTS Great Lakes, IL
  Sep 07, 1940, Promoted to Seaman 2nd Class (E-2)
  May 01, 1941, Promoted to Seaman 1st Class (S1c)
  Dec 07, 1941, Missing in Action
  Jul 08, 1943, Memorial Marker also at Sacred Heart Cemetery Osage, IA
  Nov 15, 2016, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
Pearl Harbor FallenWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
WW II Memorial National RegistryAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  1941, Pearl Harbor 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
  2018, American Battle Monuments Commission
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