Austin Henry Hesler

Austin Henry Hesler

Birth
Death
7 Dec 1941 (aged 21)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial
Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID
29193547 View Source

Burial location details: Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that U.S. Navy Signalman 3rd Class Austin H. Hesler, 21, killed during World War II, was accounted for on 24 Feb 2021.

On 7 Dec 1941, Hesler was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37), 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 Hesler.

Austin Hesler was a crewmember on the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. When the ship was raised in 1944 the bodies could not be identified and were buried in several mass graves in the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu marked "Unknown. Information courtesy of Joe Todd.

Burial location details: Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/227853890/austin-henry-hesler

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that U.S. Navy Signalman 3rd Class Austin H. Hesler, 21, killed during World War II, was accounted for on 24 Feb 2021.

On 7 Dec 1941, Hesler was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37), 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 Hesler.

Austin Hesler was a crewmember on the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. When the ship was raised in 1944 the bodies could not be identified and were buried in several mass graves in the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu marked "Unknown. Information courtesy of Joe Todd.

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