Bielka, Rudolph Paul, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1940-1941, USS Utah (AG-16)
Service Years
1919 - 1941
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Felix Cervantes, III (Admiral Ese), BM2 to remember Bielka, Rudolph Paul, LCDR.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tacoma, WA
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
USS UTAH (BB-31) - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
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The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorPearl Harbor FallenWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1941, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  1941, Pearl Harbor Fallen
  1941, World War II Fallen
  1941, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  1941, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) Details

USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
Pennsylvania Class Battleship: Displacement 31,400 Tons, Dimensions, 608' 6" (oa) x 97' 1" x 29' 10" (Max).Armament 12 x 14"/45 14 x 5"/51, 4 x 3"/50 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 13 1/2" Belt, 18" Turrets, 3" +2" Decks, 16" Conning Tower. Machinery, 31,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 915. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA., October 27, 1913. Launched 16 March 1915. Commissioned June 12, 1916. Decommissioned August 29, 1946. Stricken February 19, 1948. Fate: Target During Atomic Bomb Tests, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Scuttled off Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, February 10, 1948.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2017
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13 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)

Layton, Edwin Thomas, RADM, (1924-1959) OFF 183X Lieutenant
Schneider, Earle Caffrey, LCDR, (1929-1943) OFF Ensign
Strean, Barnard Max, VADM, (1929-1971) OFF 000X Ensign
Kelley III, Frank Harrison, RADM, (1910-1946) Commander
Denebrink, Francis Compton, VADM, (1917-1956) Lieutenant Commander
Hogan, Thomas Wesley, CAPT, (1931-1961) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Van METRE, Thaddeus, RADM, (1930-1959) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Baumberger, Walter Harlen, VADM, (1934-1974) Ensign
Craighill, Richard Starr, RADM, (1932-1967) Ensign
McCarter, Pete, CPO, (1930-1945) SC Petty Officer Third Class
Reed, John Ward, CAPT, (1932-1962) SN S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Fox, Eugene, CWO3, (1932-1958) F2c Fireman 2nd Class
Howard PA, Elbert M.,Cmsth, MDV, SCPO, (1929-1949) SF SF-0000 Turret Captain Chief

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