MM2 Leo Blitz
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MM2 Leo Blitz

Birth
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Death 7 Dec 1941 (aged 20)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

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

Plot Courts of the Missing, Court 5 (Recovered)
Memorial ID 56115675 · View Source
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Son of Henry & Marie Blitz. Identical twin brother of Rudolph Blitz. Both were crew members of the USS Oklahoma and both killed in action December 7th, 1941.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Leo Blitz, and U.S. Navy Fireman 1st Class Rudolph Blitz, twins killed during World War II, were accounted for May 21, 2019.

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Blitz’s were 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 the Blitz twins.

Contributor: SBR (49039178)

The remains of Machinist Mate 2nd Class were permanently laid to rest at Lincoln Memorial Park, in Lincoln, Nebraska, on 8/10/2019.

Contributor: NE Capitol Architect (48196657) • matt.hansen@nebraska.gov


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MM2C, US NAVY WORLD WAR II

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  • Maintained by: Loren Bender
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56115675
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MM2 Leo Blitz (9 Apr 1921–7 Dec 1941), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56115675, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Loren Bender (contributor 47060026) .