Pvt Waldean Black

Pvt Waldean Black

Birth
Spearman, Hansford County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Dec 1941 (aged 20)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Memorial ID 73725322 · View Source
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Private, US Marine Corps. World War II.
Son of Tyson Edward & Samenthy (Groft) Black. Crewmember of the USS Oklahoma, killed in action December 7th, 1941.
USS Oklahoma Marine Accounted For From World War II (Black, W)
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By DPAA Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2019

Marine Corps Pvt. Waldean Black, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on Dec.13, 2018.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Black was assigned to the 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 Black.

In 2015, DPAA disinterred remains from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu.

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

Black's name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl, along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

For more information about DPAA, visit www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa, or call 703-699-1420/1169.

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  • Created by: David Niebes
  • Added: 21 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73725322
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Waldean Black (11 Nov 1921–7 Dec 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73725322, citing USS Oklahoma Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by David Niebes (contributor 46840475) .