Ford, George Calvin, F2c

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Last Rank
Fireman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
F2c-0000-Fireman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman Second Class
Primary Unit
1941-1941, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1940 - 1941
Fireman 2nd Class

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Carroll, IA
Last Address
Rt#4
Carroll, IA
(Father~John Calvin Ford)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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2018 Awaiting Burial Info

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Last Known Activity

Navy Fireman 2nd Class George C. Ford, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on April 30, 2018.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Ford 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 Ford.

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.

Ford'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
 
  Aug 13, 1940, Service Entry Date & Enlisted Serial Number 321-45-77
  Oct 12, 1940, Received on USS Oklahoma Rank of Apprentice Seaman (AS) from USNTS Great Lakes
  Dec 13, 1940, Promoted to Fireman 3rd Class (Rank of E-2 before 1944)
  Jul 01, 1941, Promoted to Fireman 2nd Class (Rank of E-3 before 1944)
  Dec 07, 1941, Missing in action after engagement with enemy
  Apr 30, 2018, Accounted for by Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
  Jun 05, 2018, 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
  1941, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, American Battle Monuments Commission
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