Wicker, Eugene Woodrow, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 00-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1940 - 1941
Seaman 1st Class

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Turley, OK
Last Address
Turley, OK
(Mother~Ida Bell Wicher)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 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
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)1
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1941-1941, 00-0000, 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
  Memorial Headstone (Cenotaph) in Vernon Cemetery Coweta. OK
  Nov 20, 1940, Service Entry Date & Enlisted Serial Number 356-42-97
  Jan 26, 1941, Received on USS Oklahoma Rank of Able Seaman (AS) from USNTS San Diego, CA
  Mar 20, 1941, Promoted to Seaman 2nd Class (E-2)
  Sep 01, 1941, Promoted to Seaman 1st Class (E-3)
  Dec 07, 1941, Missing in action after engagement with enemy
  Feb 03, 2018, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Navy Seaman 1st Class Eugene W. Wicker, 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, Wicker 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 Wicker.

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.

Wicker'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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