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GM3C Shelby Treadway

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GM3C Shelby Treadway

Birth
Clay County, Kentucky, USA
Death 7 Dec 1941 (aged 26)
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 2 (Recovered)
Memorial ID 56133875 View Source
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USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Treadway, S.)
Release No: 20-114 March 16, 2021
WASHINGTON —
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Shelby Treadway, 25, of Manchester, Kentucky, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 28, 2020.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Treadway was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, 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 Treadway.

From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu’uanu Cemeteries.

In September 1947, tasked with recovering and identifying fallen U.S. personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) disinterred the remains of U.S. casualties from the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification Laboratory at Schofield Barracks. The laboratory staff was only able to confirm the identifications of 35 men from the USS Oklahoma at that time. The AGRS subsequently buried the unidentified remains in 46 plots at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (NMCP), known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu. In October 1949, a military board classified those who could not be identified as non-recoverable, including Treadway.

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

To identify Treadway’s remains, scientists from DPAA dental and anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y chromosome DNA (Y-STR), and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

Treadway’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Punchbowl, along with the others who are missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

Treadway will be buried on June 2, 2021, at the Punchbowl.

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency..

Treadway’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe0qEAC.
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  • Maintained by: CindyS
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56133875
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56133875/shelby-treadway : accessed ), memorial page for GM3C Shelby Treadway (15 Feb 1915–7 Dec 1941), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56133875, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CindyS (contributor 18484625) .