Sederstrom, Verdi Delmore, ENS

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Last Service Branch
Supply Corps
Last Primary NEC
310X-Supply Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Staff Corps Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 310X, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1941 - 1941
Supply Corps

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Salem, OR
Last Address
845 D Street
Salem, OR
(Mother~Alice Sederstrom)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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US Navy
  1941-1941, 310X, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
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  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
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University of Oregon
  1936-1940, University of Oregon2
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  Apr 25, 2017, General Photos
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Last Known Activity

Ensign Verdi Sederstrom was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma BB37.

Verdi Sederstrom graduated from Salem High School in 1935 and the University of Oregon in 1940. He was commissioned as an ensign in the Supply Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve in January 1941 and called to active duty in March.

He received instruction at the Naval Finance and Supply School in Philadelphia before reporting for duty on the USS Oklahoma in late August 1941. Sederstrom was the ship's paymaster. He is believed to have been working on payroll the morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor.


Sailor Killed in World War II Accounted For (Sederstrom)

August 05, 2016

Navy Ensign Verdi Sederstrom, killed in the attack on the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, has now been accounted for.

The USS Oklahoma (BB-37) arrived in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6, 1940, and spent the next several months participating in exercises and conducting patrols. On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a fleet of Japanese carriers launched formations of dive bombers, torpedo planes and fighters against the vessels moored in the shallows of Pearl Harbor. The USS Oklahoma suffered 429 casualties as it quickly capsized due to damages sustained from multiple torpedoes. The majority of the casualties (Sailors and Marines) were never identified.

During efforts to salvage the vessel, Navy personnel collected a large number of remains representing as many as 400 individuals. Most of these were later buried as unknowns at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency personnel exhumed these remains and as a result in advances in forensic and analytical capabilities, were able to identify Sederstrom.
Interment services at Arlington National Cemetery on April 26, 2017
Welcome home and rest in peace, Ensign Sederstrom.

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