The Journal Gazette
Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:15 pm

Verbatim: USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed during WWII Accounted For (Glenn, A.)


The following was released on Thurs. Aug. 16, 2018 by the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency:

Navy Machinist's Mate 1st Class Arthur Glenn, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Glenn 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 Glenn.

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.

Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Glenn'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.

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