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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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tacoma, WA
Last Address
Not Specified

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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  1940-1941, USS Utah (AG-16)

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 USS Utah (AG-16) Details

USS Utah (AG-16)
Florida Class Battleship: Displacement 21,825 Tons, Dimensions, 521' 6" (oa) x 88' 3" x 30' 1" (Max). Armament 10 x 12"/45 16 x 5"/51, 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 11 1/2" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 20.75 Knots, Crew 1001. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Shipbuilding, Camden NJ., March 15, 1909. Launched December 23, 1909. Commissioned August 31, 1911. Converted and reclassified Target Ship AG-16, April 1, 1932. Decommissioned (War Loss). Stricken November 13, 1944. Fate: Sunk by Japanese aircraft during attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Her hulk still rests rolled over in her berth, serving as a memorial to this day. 6 Officers and 58 Men were lost with the ship and remain on duty.

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68 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Utah (AG-16)

Michael, Charles O, LCDR, (1935-1941) OFF 000X Lieutenant Commander
Blandy, William Henry Purnel, ADM, (1913-1950) Commander
Isquith, Solomon, RADM, (1916-1950) Lieutenant Commander
Black, John Edward, LTJG, (1938-1941) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Harveson, Herold, LTJG Lieutenant Junior Grade
Little, III, John, LTJG Lieutenant Junior Grade
Jackson, David, ENS Ensign
Parker, Elmer, CPO SK SK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Tomich, Peter, CPO, (1919-1941) Chief Petty Officer
Tonic', Petar, CPO, (1919-1941) Chief Petty Officer
Wagner, Albert, CPO YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Gandre, Melvyn, PO1, (1941-1941) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Huffman, Landon, LCDR, (1928-1958) Petty Officer First Class
Ponder, Walter, PO1 MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Rieckhoff, Douglas, PO1, (1941-1941) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, George, PO1, (1929-1941) MAT MATT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Wetrich, Vernard, PO1, (1941-1941) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bugarin, Feliciano Todias, PO2, (1919-1941) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gift, Kenneth, PO2, (1941-1941) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gusti, Robert Leo, PO2, (1940-1942) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Martinez, Rudolph Machado, PO2, (1939-1941) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Odgaard, Edwin, PO2 EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Perry, Forrest, PO3 SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Sumner, Gordon, CPO PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Kaelin, John, PO3 YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kampmeyer, Eric, PO3, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
LaRue, George, PO3, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Reed, Frank, PO3 SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Bigham, Virgil Cornelius, S1c, (1939-1941) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Crossett, David, SN Seaman
Eidsvig, Vernon, SN Seaman
Jones, Leroy, SN Seaman
Kent, William, SN Seaman
Phillips, James, SN Seaman
Scott, Ralph, SN Seaman
Smith, Robert, SN Seaman
Blackburn, John Thomas, F1c, (1939-1941) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
White, Glen Albert, F1c, (1940-1941) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Conner, Joseph, FN Fireman
Karabon, Joseph, FN 00 00-0000 Fireman
Chestnutt, George Jefferson, S2c, (1941-1941) AS AS-0000 Seaman Second Class
Fox, Clair, CPO, (1940-1947) YN YN-0000 Seaman Second Class
Jablonski, Alfred John, S1c, (1941-1942) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Marshall, William Earl, S2c, (1940-1941) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Miller, Marvin Eugene, S2c, (1941-1941) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Arbuckle, William Dellano, S2c, (1941-1941) Seaman Apprentice
Clippard, Lloyd, SA Seaman Apprentice
Dennis, Leroy, SA Seaman Apprentice
Dosser, William, SA 00 00-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Gregoire, Charles, SA Seaman Apprentice
Hill, Clifford, SA Seaman Apprentice
Houde, Emery, SA SC SC-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Juedes, William, SA SC SC-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Lynch, Kenneth, SA Seaman Apprentice
Norman, Donald, SA Seaman Apprentice
Sousley, Joseph, SA Seaman Apprentice
Van Hoosier, Joseph, SA 00 00-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Barta, Joseph, F3c, (1940-1941) 00 Fireman 3rd Class
Brunner, William Frank, F3c, (1941-1941) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class

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