Aldridge, Willard Henry, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman First Class
Last Primary NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1940-1941, 00-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1940 - 1941
Seaman First Class

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Felix Cervantes, III (Admiral Ese), BM2 to remember Aldridge, Willard Henry, S1c.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ashland, KS
Last Address
Ashland, KS
(Father~John Aldridge)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (Cenotaph)

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Seaman/1c Willard Aldridge was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma BB37.

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency annouced that Navy Seaman 1st Class Willard H. Aldridge, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for as of Jan 11, 2018

On Dec. 7, 1941, Aldridge 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 Aldridge. 

In 2015, DPAA disinterred remains from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu.

DPAA is appreciative to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their partnership in this mission

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

Aldridge's name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl, 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.


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  Service Entry Date and Serial Number
Jul 25, 1940

Last Updated:
Aug 31, 2016

Rank of A.S.(E-1)

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