Wilcox Jr., George James, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1940-1941, S2c-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1940 - 1941
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Evansville, IN
Last Address
1100 E. Morgan Ave.
Evansville, IN
(Father)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery - Evansville, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1940-1941, S2c-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
 
  Aug 13, 1940, Service Entry Date & Enlisted Serial Number 291-64-131
  Oct 12, 1940, Received on USS Oklahoma Rank of Apprentice Seaman (AS)
  Dec 13, 1940, Promoted to Seaman 2nd Class (S2c)
  Dec 07, 1941, Missing in action after engagement with enemy
  Mar 02, 2018, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Navy Seaman 2nd Class George J. Wilcox, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for September 19, 2017

On Dec. 7, 1941, Wilcox 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 Wilcox. 

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

Wilcox's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site 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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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a recently accounted-for U.S. serviceman from World War II are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors on Dec 16, 2017.

Navy Seaman 2nd Class George J. Wilcox, Jr. 19, of Byram, Mississippi, will be buried December 16 in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana. 

To identify Wilcox's remains, scientists from DPAA and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial (mtDNA) and Y-chromosome (Y-STR) DNA analysis, which matched his family, as well as circumstantial evidence and dental comparisons and anthropological analysis.
Source: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency 
   
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