S.S. Oklahoma

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U.S. Merchant Ship
World War II
S.S. Oklahoma
   
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(Oklahoma Photo)
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" Note "

The S.S. Oklahoma was attacked "twice" during World War II.

Both attacks resulted in the loss of some of her crew.

This page displays those lost in the " Second Attack " on March 28, 1945 !
 
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The page last updated:   September 11, 2019

Sinking on March 28, 1945 the Oklahoma loss " 50 " of her crew !


     The S.S. Oklahoma was built in 1940 by the Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Chester, Pennsylvania.   The Oklahoma weighed 9,298 tons and was owned by the The Texas Company, Wilmington, Delaware.   She was attacked "twice" during World War II.   The Oklahoma was first attacked in very shallow waters by German U-123 about 10 miles off St. Simon's Island, Georgia on April 8, 1942 with a loss of 19 of her crew.   She was towed back to Chester, Pennsylvania and restored to service.

" The Second Attack "

     The unescorted S.S. Oklahoma with a crew of 72, which was sailing between South America and Africa in the Mid-Atlantic, was hit by one torpedo from German U-532 while steaming on a non-evasive course at 14.5 knots.   The torpedo struck on the starboard side between the #6 and #7 tanks aft of the pump room, igniting the cargo and the tanker exploded.

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The Master/Captain of the S.S. Oklahoma who survived this sinking:

Alfred Mathesen

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     The following below list was created in the memory of those who "Gave Their All" on the S.S. Oklahoma in the second attack.   There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see a personal memorial that has been created for them by myself or someone else.

Key to Abbreviations and Notes

PH  =  Awarded the "Purple Heart" ~ ( Awarded to U.S. Army and Navy personel for being wounded and or killed in action )

MM     =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded, Missing or Killed In Action )

MM *  =  Awarded the " Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to those who are under combat conditions )

MM **  =  Awarded the " Combat Star " ~ ( Awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )

Other Medals  =  Such as Good Conduct Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

  =  Picture of person shown on online memorial

  =  Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

Cenotaph  =  A memorial stone only  ~  " OR "  ~  Remains not recovered  ~  " OR "  ~  Interred somewhere unknown.


Quick Link by first letter of Last Name

( Those letters shown in " Maroon " did not have names to list )

A ] - B ] - C ] - D ] - E ] - F ]

G ] - H ] - I ] - J ] - K ] - L ]

M ] - N ] - O ] - P ] - Q ] - R ]

S ] - T ] - U ] - V ] - W ] - X ] - Y ] - Z ]


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Allison,  William L.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Alabama
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Allunario,  Frank A.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
New Jersey
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Armentrout,  Sheridan L.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Virginia
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Arndt,  Henry E.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Fireman /
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Missouri
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Barge,  Richard T.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Georgia
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Westview
Cemetery
Atlanta, GA
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Bodden,  Virgil D.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Ordinary
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Panama
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Bost,  Emmett C.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Oiler
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Ohio
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Bruce,  Russell L.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Oiler
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Missouri
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Highland Park
Cemetery
Kansas City, KS
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Buck,  Asel L.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Oiler
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New Jersey
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Burr,  Frank C.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Fireman /
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Delaware
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph



Last Names starting with " C " ~ There were none !


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Davis,  Paul H.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Gunner's
Mate
Second Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Alabama
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Dawson,  John W.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Maryland
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Degenhart,  Edward V.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Gunner's
Mate
Second Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Illinois
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Drapala,  Victor
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Fireman /
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New York
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
St. Augustine
Cemetery
Ossining, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Dunn,  Roy M.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
South Carolina
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Everett,  Robert P., Sr.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Cook
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Missouri
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
St. Mary's
Cemetery
Springfield, MO
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Ewing,  Herman C.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph



Last Names starting with " F " ~ There were none !


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Gardner,  George A.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Third
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Texas
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Gordon,  Guy W.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

First
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Alabama
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Gresko,  Michael
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Missouri
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Guc,  Stanley
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New York
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Halko,  Stephen H.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Connecticut
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hanford,  Frederick G.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Ordinary
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New Jersey
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hanley,  Paul T.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Deck
Maintenance
Man
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Nebraska
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hasenstab,  Leonard J.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Fireman /
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Illinois
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Henry,  Ralph R.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Quartermaster
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Massachusetts
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Huddleston,  Pryor B.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Gunner's
Mate
Third Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Maryland
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph



Last Names starting with " I " ~ There were none !


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Jacelon,  Bertie G.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New York
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jordan,  James E.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Wiper
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Texas
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Kapitan,  Peter
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Wiper
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Massachusetts
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Langer,  Joseph S.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Chief
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
California
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Lawhon,  Millison
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Missouri
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Wheeling
Cemetery
Wheeling, MO
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Little,  Jesse C.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Galleyman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Missouri
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Lloyd,  Howard M.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Ohio
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Long,  Arthur J.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Deck
Maintenance
Man
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New York
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Lumpkin,  Gathel L.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 
            Date on headstone is in error!

Utility
Man
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Alabama
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Forrest
Cemetery
Gadsden, AL
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Miglioranza,  Reynold
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Radio
Officer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New York
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph



Last Names starting with " N " ~ There were none !



Last Names starting with " O " ~ There were none !


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Preston,  Robert N.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Ordinary
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Texas
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph



Last Names starting with " Q " ~ There were none !


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Robbins,  Roscoe L.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Michigan
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Robison,  Russell H.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Ohio
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Root,  George E.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Illinois
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Sabo,  Aleksander
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Chief
Cook
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Sabo,  Joseph J.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Saltness,  Stanley E.
            PH ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Minnesota
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Sandonato,  George W.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New York
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Saint Joseph's
Cemetery
Niagara Falls, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Sands,  William L.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Pumpman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Florida
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Sauter,  Bernarde F.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Cook
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New York
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Stoddart,  Donald L.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Pumpman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Michigan
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph



Last Names starting with " T " ~ There were none !



Last Names starting with " U " ~ There were none !



Last Names starting with " V " ~ There were none !


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Wall,  John W.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ n/a

Wiper
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
New York
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Wolf,  Jesse M.
            MM ** ~ Atlantic Ocean ~ 

Second
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S. Merchant
Marine
Ohio
Missing In Action
March 28, 1945
Walnut Hills
Cemetery
Evanston, OH
" Yes "
Cenotaph



Last Names starting with " X " ~ There were none !


Last Names starting with " Y " ~ There were none !


Last Names starting with " Z " ~ There were none !

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )