FLOEGE, Frank, MU2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
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Primary Unit
1941-1941, USS Arizona (BB-39)
Service Years
- 1941

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Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
World War II
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Navy School of MusicNAVSTA Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial DetachmentUSS Arizona (BB-39)
  1941-1941, Navy School of Music
  1941-1941, NAVSTA Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial Detachment
  1941-1941, USS Arizona (BB-39)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1945 World War II
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Last Known Activity
Floege, Frank N: Major Instrument, Clarinet. Minor, Sax
Home: Harvey, Illinois. Graduate of Thornton Township H.S.
Previous occupation: Welder in Buda Diesel Co.
Nickname: "Flat-Foot Floogie"

The Men of the U.S.S. Arizona Band
Bandmaster, Frederick W. Kinney, 1st MUS.
Nadel, A.J. "Alexander the Swooze"
Bandy, W.L. "Buck"
Brabbzson, O.M. "Buttercup"
Radford, N.F. "Brick"
Scruggs, J.L. Scrooge"
Whitson, E.H. "Ernie"
Hass, C.J. "Curt"
Floege, C.C. "Flat-Foot Floogie"
Cox, C.C. "Jerry"
Morehouse, W.S. "Killer"
Williams, C.R. "Oklmugee"
White, C.W. "Whitey"
Burdette, R.W. "Chowhound"
Shaw, R.K. "Peepee"
Hughes, B.T. "Bee"
McCary, W.M. "Swede"
Sanderson, J.H. "Sandy"
Hurley, W.R. "Lady-killer"
Chernucha, H.G. "Cherry & Mad Russian"
Lynch, E.I. "Rusty"

USS Arizona’s Last Band was born at the United States Navy School of Music in Washington, DC in January 1941. It died in its entirety on 7 December 1941, a victim of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Six months later all 21 of those young musicians were dead.

In Hawaii, under the competent direction of bandmaster Fred Kinney, the Arizona Band soon became very popular and was known as “the best US Navy band in the whole Pacific Fleet."

Seven battleship bands, including Arizona’s, were lined up on the fantail ready to play for colors.

Immediately after the Japanese bombs began falling, all the musicians, including Arizona’s, ran down below to their battle stations in their ships’ ammunition holds, as they had been trained to do.

Just as Arizona’s musicians reached their battle stations, the Japanese bomb struck their ship.

And in that instant Arizona died, along with most of her crew, including her entire US Navy Band.

During the five short months the band served aboard Arizona, her musicians practiced long and hard to improve both their musical skills and their Navy training.
Cover - USS Arizona's Last Band - The History of U.S. Navy Band Number 22 http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n98/photomickey/1991-PearlHarborMedal.jpg

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