Press Release | July 8, 2019

Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Winfield, S.)

WASHINGTON  –   Navy Radioman 3rd Class Starring B. Winfield, killed during World War II, was accounted for June 24, 2019.

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

On Dec. 7, 1941, Winfield 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 Winfield.

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Winfield’s personnel profile can be viewed at
https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe0uEAC