Warren Harding Crim was stationed on board USS Oklahoma BB-37. The Oklahoma was moored on Battleship Row, Pearl Harbor, 7 Dec 1941 during the surprise attack. Receiving nine torpedo hits, the Oklahoma rolled over to starboard.
Memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial, HI
Wife: Mrs. Mildred Crim, 104 East State Street, Bristol, TN.
Update: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)
Jan. 22, 2018 — Navy Fireman 3rd Class Warren H. Crim, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for as of 19 January 2018.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Crim 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 Crim.
In 2015, DPAA disinterred remains from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu.
DPAA is appreciative 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.
Crim’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.
Crim’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeKvEAK
- Rank: Fireman Third Class
- Date of birth: 13 October 1921
- Date of death: 7 December 1941
- County: Sullivan
- Hometown: Bristol
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Pearl Harbor
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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