Aplin, James Raymond, CWT

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1941-1941, WT-0000, USS Arizona (BB-39)
Service Years
1925 - 1941
WT-Water Tender
Four Hash Marks

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
North Andover, MA
Last Address
3711 47th St
San Diego, CA
(Wife~Mary Margaret Nichols-Aplin)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
USS ARIZONA (BB-39) - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Entombed in the Hull of the Arizona

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
USS Arizona MemorialWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2012, USS Arizona Memorial [Verified]
  2016, World War II Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry

 Ribbon Bar

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Arizona (BB-39)
  1934-1939, WT-0000, USS Trenton (CL-11)
  1939-1940, WT-0000, USS Memphis (CL-13)
  1941-1941, WT-0000, USS Arizona (BB-39)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Believe that Actual Service Entry Date may have been around 1925
  Oct 10, 1933, Service Entry Date & Serial Number
  Jan 21, 1934, Marriage to Mary Margaret Nichols Los Angeles, CA
  Feb 11, 1939, Received USS Henderson for transfer to Receiving Ship Washington DC
  Feb 11, 1939, Transferred From USS Trenton to USS Henderson for Transfer
  Feb 20, 1939, Transferred to Receiving Ship Washington DC Via USS Henderson
  Mar 16, 1939, Received on the USS Memphisfrom RS Washington DC for Duty
  Nov 16, 1939, Promoted to Water Tender Chief Petty Office (WTC) (E-7)
  Jun 02, 1940, Transferred to US Naval Hospital Pearl Harbor for Treatment
  Sep 30, 1940, Received from US Naval Hospital Pearl Harbor USS Relief (patient)
  Oct 08, 1940, Transferred to US Naval Hospital San Diego for treatment
  Oct 18, 1940, Re-enlisted
  Jan 27, 1941, Transferred via RS San Diego to USS Arizona at own expense.
  Oct 26, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Chief Petty Officer James Aplin was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was stationed aboard the USS Arizona BB39.
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