Blackburn, Harding, Y3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
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Primary Unit
1940-1941, YN-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1940 - 1941

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Year of Birth
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Home Town
Pikeville, KY
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Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
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World War II
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
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December / 1941
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December / 1941

The attack on Pearl Harbor, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, the Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters,  and Operation Z during planning, was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.

Japan intended the attack as a preventive action to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan planned in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. Over the next seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines, Guam and Wake Island and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

The attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time. The base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but Arizona were later raised, and six were returned to service and went on to fight in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 64 servicemen killed. One Japanese sailor, Kazuo Sakamaki, was captured.

The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and led directly to the American entry into World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters. The following day, December 8, the United States declared war on Japan. Domestic support for non-interventionism, which had been fading since the Fall of France in 1940,[19] disappeared. Clandestine support of the United Kingdom (e.g., the Neutrality Patrol) was replaced by active alliance. Subsequent operations by the U.S. prompted Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy to declare war on the U.S. on December 11, which was reciprocated by the U.S. the same day.

From the 1950s, several writers alleged that parties high in the U.S. and British governments knew of the attack in advance and may have let it happen (or even encouraged it) with the aim of bringing the U.S. into war. However, this advance-knowledge conspiracy theory is rejected by mainstream historians.

There were numerous historical precedents for unannounced military action by Japan. However, the lack of any formal warning, particularly while negotiations were still apparently ongoing, led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy". Because the attack happened without a declaration of war and without explicit warning, the attack on Pearl Harbor was judged by the Tokyo Trials to be a war crime.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
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December / 1941
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December / 1941
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Leslie P. Delles, EM3c Ralph A. Derrington, CMM (PA)
Francis E. Dick, Mus2c Leaman R. Dill, EM2c
Kenneth E. Doernenburg, F1c John M. Donald, SF3c
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Eugene K. Eberhardt, MM1c David B. Edmonston, Sea2c
Earl M. Ellis, RM3c Bruce H. Ellison, RM3c
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Lawrence H. Fecho, F1c Charlton H. Ferguson, Mus2c
Robert A. Fields, EM3c William M. Finnegan, Ens
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George P. Foote, SK3c George C. Ford, F2c
Joy C. French, Sea2c Tedd M. Furr, CCM (AA)
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Paul H. Gebser, MM1c Leonard R. Geller, F1c
George T. George, Sea2c George H. Gibson, EM3c
George E. Giesa, F2c Quentin J. Gifford, RM2c
George Gilbert, FC2c Warren C. Gillette, Sea1c
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Charles C. Gomez, Jr., Sea2c George M. Gooch, EM3c
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Harold W. Ham, MM2c Dale R. Hamlin, GM3c
Eugene P. Hann, GM3c Francis L. Hannon, SF3c
George Hanson, MM1c Robert J. Harr, F1c
Charles H. Harris, EM3c Daniel F. Harris, CFC (PA)
Louis E. Harris, Jr., Mus2c Albert E. Hayden, CEM (PA)
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William F. Hellstern, GM2c Floyd D. Helton, Sea2c
Jimmie L. Henrichsen, Sea2c William E. Henson, Jr., Sea2c
Harvey C. Herber, EM1c George Herbert, GM1c
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Joseph P. Hittorff, Jr., Ens Frank S. Hoag, Jr., RM3c
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Kenneth L. Holm, F3c Harry R. Holmes, F3c
James W. Holzhauer, Sea1c Edwin C. Hopkins, F3c
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Charles E. Hudson, WT1c Lorentz E. Hultgren, MM2c
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Kenneth L. Jayne, F3c Theodore Q. Jensen, RM3c
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Billy J. Johnson, F1c Edward D. Johnson, F1c
Joseph M. Johnson, Sea1c Jim H. Johnston, F1c
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Jerry Jones, MAtt3c Julian B. Jordan, Lt.
Wesley V. Jordan, Sea1c Thomas V. Jurashen, Sea2c
Albert U. Kane, F1c John A. Karli, Sea1c
Howard V. Keffer, RM3c Ralph H. Keil, Sea1c
Donald G. Keller, Sea1c Joe M. Kelley, Sea2c
Warren J. Kempf, RM3c Leo T. Keninger, F1c
William H. Kennedy, F1c Elmer T. Kerestes, F1c
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Verne F. Knipp, Cox Hans C. Kvalnes, Sea2c
William L. Kvidera, CM3c D. T. Kyser, Sea2c
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Gerald G. Lehman, F3c Myron K. Lehman, Sea2c
Lionel W. Lescault, Bgmstr2c Harold W. Lindsey, Sea2c
John H. Lindsley, F3c Alfred E. Livingston, F3c
Clarence M. Lockwood, WT2c Adolph J. Loebach, FC3c
Vernon T. Luke, MM1c Octavius Mabine, MAtt1c
Howard S. Magers, Sea2c Michael Malek, Sea2c
Algeo V. Malfante, SF2c Walter B. Manning, EM1c
Henri C. Mason, Mus1c Joseph K. Maule, Sea1c
Edwin B. McCabe WT1c Donald R. McCloud, FC2c
James O. McDonald, F1c Bert E. McKeeman, F1c
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Russell C. Roach, Sea1c Joseph M. Robertson, Sea2c
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Joseph C. Rouse, Sea1c Charles L. Ruse, Mus2c
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Charles L. Saunders, Sea2c Lyal J. Savage, Sea1c
John E. Savidge, Sea1c Paul E. Saylor, F1c
Walter F. Schleiter, F1c Herman Schmidt, GM3c
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John H. Schoonover, PhM1c Bernard O. Scott, MAtt1c
Chester E. Seaton, F1c Verdi D. Sederstrom, Ens
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Edward J. Shelden, FC1c William G. Silva, GM1c
Eugene M. Skaggs, SM1c Garold L. Skiles, Sea2c
Edward F. Slapikas, Sea1c Leonard F. Smith, Msmth1c
Merle A. Smith, EM3c Rowland H. Smith, Mus1c
Walter H. Sollie, WT1c James C. Solomon, Sea1c
Maurice V. Spangler, Sea1c Kirby R. Stapleton, Sea1c
Ulis C. Steely, MM1c Walter C. Stein, Sea1c
Samuel C. Steiner, F1c Charles M. Stern, Jr., Ens
Everett R. Stewart, MM2c Lewis S. Stockdate, Ens
Donald A. Stott, Sea1c Robert T. Stout, FC3c
James Stouten, CBM (AA) Milton R. Surratt, Sea1c
Charles H. Swanson, MM1c Edward E. Talbert, Sea1c
Rangner F. Tanner, Jr., Sea2c Monroe Temple, Sea1c
Houston Temples, Sea1c Benjamin C. Terhune, F2c
Arthur R. Thinnes, Sea2c Charles W. Thompson, F1c
Clarence Thompson, SC1c George A. Thompson, Sea2c
Irvin A. R. Thompson, Ens William M. Thompson, Ens
Richard J. Thomson, Sea2c Cecil H. Thornton, Sea2c
Robert L. Thrombley, Sea2c David F. Tidball, Sea1c
Lloyd R. Timm, Sea2c Lewis F. Tindall, F1c
Dante S. Tini, RM3c Henry G. Tipton, Sea1c
Everett C. Titterington, F1c Neal K. Todd, F1c
Natale I. Torti, Sea1c Orval A. Tranbarger, Sea1c
Harold F. Trapp, FC2c William H. Trapp, EM3c
Shelby Treadway, GM3c William D. Tucker, F1c
Victor P. Tumlinson, FC3c Billy Turner, Sea1c
Louis J. Tushla, F1c Russell O. Ufford, Sea2c
Lowell E. Valley, F2c Durrell Wade, AMM2c
Lewis L. Wagoner, Sea2c Harry E. Walker, SK1c
Robert N. Walkowiak, F3c Eugene A. Walpole, Sea2c
Charles E. Walters, Sea2c James R. Ward, Sea1c
Edward Wasielewski, Sea1c Richard L. Watson, Sea1c
James C. Webb, F1c William E. Welch, Sea1c
Alfred F. Wells, MM1c Ernest R. West, Sea1c
John D. Wheeler, F2c Claude White, CWT (PA)
Jack D. White, Sea1 Alton W. Whitson, EM3c
Eugene W. Wicker, Sea1c Lloyd P. Wiegand, Mus2c
George J. Wilcox, Jr., Sea2c Albert l. Williams, Mus2c
James C. Williams, Sea1c Wilbur S. Williams, OS3c
Bernard R. Wimmer, FC1c Everett G. Windle, Sea2c
Starring B. Winfield, RM3c Rex E. Wise, F1c
Frank Wood, Sea2c Lawrence E. Woods, F1c
Winfred O. Woods, MM1c Creighton H. Workman, F1c
John L. Wortham, GM2c Paul R. Wright, CWT (PA)
Eldon P. Wyman, Ens Martin D. Young, F2c
Robert V. Young, Sea1c Joseph J. Yurko, WT1c
Thomas Zvansky, CSM (PA)

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