Gazecki, Philip Robert, ENS

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 00X, USS Arizona (BB-39)
Service Years
1941 - 1941

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Menasha, WI
Last Address
USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
USS Arizona Memorial - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1941-1941, 00X, USS Arizona (BB-39)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Colleges Attended 
Harvard University
  1937-1941, Harvard University
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Last Known Activity

Ensign Philip Gazecki was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was stationed aboard the USS Arizona (BB-39).

Philip Gazecki '41, Naval Ensign, Dies in Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

First Alumnus Lost in War Edited Navy Sci Bulletin


Ensign Philip R. Gazecki '41, stationed on Pearl Harbor, is Harvard's first casualty as a result of the Japanese attack last week.

Gazecki was a star student in the College during his four years here. Awarded the Henry D. and Jonathan M. Parmenter Scholarship he was the editor of the Naval Science Bulletin last year and was platoon commander.

The Bureau of Navigation informed Gazecki's parents of his death in a telegram which stated:

"The Navy Department deeply regrets to inform you that your son, Ensign Philip R. Gazecki, United States Naval Reserve, was lost in action in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country. The Department extends to you its sincerest sympathy in your great loss."

A few weeks before Gazecki's death he was complimented on his "exceptional" work in Hawaii. Lieutenant Commander Leslie K. Pollard, assistant professor of Naval Science and Tactics, under whom Gazecki studied last year, praised his abilities and confirmed his potentialities.

"He was an excellent boy, a very fine lad. Everyone in the school liked him; he had no enemies because of his perfect self-control."

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