Hayden, Albert, EMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1941, EM-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
- 1941
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
San Pedro, CA

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1941-1941, EM-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
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Last Known Activity
Chief Petty Officer Albert Hayden was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma BB37.
   
Comments/Citation

US Navy sailors who died at Pearl Harbor are identified after 75 years




 




The remains of five US Navy sailors who died in the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor have been identified more than 75 years after their ship sank.




 




The remains were exhumed from their unknown graves last year and were transported to US military facilities where they were examined and tests were undertaken in order to identify them.




 




Almost 430 US Navy sailors, crew and US Marines died on the USS Oklahoma when the ship was torpedoed by aircraft from the Japanese Imperial Navy. The ship capsized and sank to the bottom of the harbor. Hundreds of bodies were retrieved, but could not be identified and so were buried as unknowns.




 




It was the USS Arizona that lost the most lives with around 1,100 troops killed when the ship exploded and sank. It remains at the bottom of the harbor and has been classified as an historic site.




 




The five sailors from the USS Oklahoma whose bodies have been exhumed have been identified as:




 




Albert Hayden a Chief Petty Officer – he was 44 years old and was from Saint Mary’s County;




 




Lewis Stockdale an Ensign – he was 27 years old and from Montana;




 




Dale Pearce a Seaman 2nd Class – he was 21 years old and from Kansas;




 




Vernon Luke a Petty Officer 1st Class – he was 43 years old and from Wisconsin




 




Duff Gordon a Chief Petty Officer – he was 52 years old and also from Wisconsin.




 




The attacks on Pearl Harbor took place on 7th December 1941 when the Japanese Imperial Navy decimated the US Navy Pacific Fleet at anchor.




 




Albert Hayden had already fought in World War One and had joined the US Navy in 1917. Duff Gordon may have been one of the oldest sailors on the ship, while Dale Pearce would have been one of the youngest.




 




Lewis Stockdale later had a US destroyer escort ship named after him and it was christened by his family members.




 




The sailors were only able to be identified after new technology and advances in science have been available. It uses dental records from before World War Two and compares them with the make-up of the teeth from the sailors.




 




The sailors are the first to be identified and are part of a wider project organised by the US Defense Department to retrieve and identify almost 400 remains from the USS Oklahoma’s unknown sailors.


   
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