John Blair McPherson
Father: Mr. Charles McPherson, 201 Atkin Street, Knoxville

Seaman McPherson was shipped aboard the Battleship USS Arizona BB-39. He was killed 7 December 1941 when the Arizona, moored on Battleship Row, was sunk during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base by Japanese Naval Forces. He is commemorated at the Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor.

Photo Courtesy; Richard Norriss McPherson


  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 January 1920
  • Date of death: 7 December 1941
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Arizona (BB-39)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Pearl Harbor
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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