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Owsley, Alphard Stanley

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Third Class Alphard Stanley Owsley.

Unit/Placed in, USS Oklahoma (BB-37) Battleship, United States Navy.


Alphard is born approx. on 8 Jan. 1918 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Father, Edward Richard Owsley.

Mother, Ida Belle (Lawton) Owsley.

Sister(s), Pauline an Mary Ida Owsley.

Brother(s), William Grover, Edward Richard and John Davis Owsley.


Alphard enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 2872488


Alphard was KIA during the Japanese Air Raid on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Alphard S. Owsley remains were identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. His name is permanently engraved in the World War II “Courts of the Missing” at the Honolulu memorial.

Alphard is also Mentioned at USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Alphard has also a Memorial Grave at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/