USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Wasielewski, E.)

Release No: 19-079 May 24, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward Wasielewski, killed during World War II, was accounted for May 15, 2019.

(Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.)

On Dec. 7, 1941, Wasielewski was assigned to the battleship 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 Wasielewski.

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