NOTE: Mr. Ray Emory, Survivor USS
Honolulu researched official burial records pertaining to Pearl Harbor
casualties for December 7, 1941. This revealed that 647 remains of
12/7/41 UNKNOWNS are interred at the National Memorial Cemetary of the
Pacific, 2177 Puowaina Dr., Honolulu.
Such burial records reveal that 579 of the 647 UNKNOWNS came from the
USS ARIZONA: 126
USS CALIFORNIA: 22
USS CURTIS: 1
USS OKLAHOMA: 381
USS UTAH: 14 and
USS WEST VIRGINIA: 35
The records did not reveal the applicable ships for the other 60
remains (most picked up in the harbor). However, it is believed that at
least 40 are from the USS ARIZONA.
Muster Roll Notes/USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL: There were 35 sets of
brothers (the Anderson set being twins) and one father/son (both KIA)
combination assigned to the the ship. There were three cases of three
brothers being so assigned (e.g. Beckers, Dohertys and Murdocks). The
Warriners were the only surviving brother combination with one suffering
severe burns. One of several indicators on possible brother combinations
is the same last name and the first five numbers in the service number
being the same. Assignment of brothers to same ship stopped when the
five Sullivans were lost on JUNEAU.
The assistance of Ray Emory, USS HONOLULU survivor in providing names
of additional sets of brothers, names of those buried at Nuuanu Cemetary,
gravesite locations at Punchbowl and home town/city of those who visited
the Memorial is greatly appreciated.