Press Release | Aug. 25, 2021

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Herber, H.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Harvey C. Herber, 34, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 22, 2021.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Herber 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 Herber.

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