USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Paradis, G.)

Release No: 21-035 March 22, 2021 PRINT | E-MAIL

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd Class George L. Paradis, 23, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 24, 2021.


On Dec. 7, 1941, Paradis 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 Paradis.


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