Born 1902, Tennessee
Son of Lone Joseph Hass and Margaret A. Walden
Oliver Hass served on the U.S.S. Keokuk.
On 21 February 1945, Task Group 51.5 was operating in the Western half of a fueling and waiting area, 20 miles wide, 100 miles long, running NW and SE, 85 miles from Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. T.G. 51.5 was attacked by three unidentified Japanese aircraft which made suicide crashes on USS Keokuk (AKN-47), LST 477 and LST 644, resulting in hits on Keokuk and LST 477, and a near miss on LST 644. The duration of the attack was between 1723 and 1725, 21 February 1945.
About one minute after the LST 477 was hit by an enemy plane that was seen to cross from starboard to port across this vessel in a dive of about 45 degrees and crashed into the bridge of the Keokuk and set her afire.
Oliver Hass was Killed in Action. He is memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial, Hawaii.