Sm3C Austin Henry Hesler

Sm3C Austin Henry Hesler

Birth
Death
7 Dec 1941 (aged 21)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Memorial Site*
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Courts of The Missing, Court 3 (Recovered)
Memorial ID
56110642 View Source

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 Feb. 24, 2021.

On Dec. 7, 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.
Contributor: SBR (49039178)

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 Feb. 24, 2021.

On Dec. 7, 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.
Contributor: SBR (49039178)

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Kansas.


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