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Oakes, Clarence Wibert

Rank and Name, Steward’s Mate Second Class Clarence Wilbert Oakes.

Unit/Placed in, USS Pensacola (CA-24) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.


Clarence was born approx. on 1913 in Pennsylvania.


Father, Robert Oakes.

Mother, Edith Oakes.

Sister, Agnes Oakes.


Clarence entered  the service from Pennsylvania with service number # 6537115.


Clarence W. Oakes was a Steward’s Mate 2nd Class in the United States Navy.


Clarence was KIA during the Iwo Jima mission when the USS Pensacola took six hits by Coastal Fire, Three officers and 14 men were killed on Feb. 17, 1945, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.



Clarence is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/024/04024.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Buried on Sea
USS Pensacola (CA-24) Cruiser
Hit by shore batteries
Damage from Shore Batteries
More damage
His rank Steward's Mate Second Class
USS Pensacola (CA 24) showing the damage received in action 29 November 1942 during the Battle of Tassafaronga
Turret damage Battle Battle of Tassafaronga