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William Eugene Blanchard

Twiford Funeral Homes, Elizabeth City, NC: information regarding William Eugene Blanchard Boilermaker 1st Class William Eugene Blanchard, USN,…

Twiford Funeral Homes, Elizabeth City, NC: information regarding William Eugene Blanchard

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Boilermaker 1st Class William Eugene Blanchard, USN, 24, was killed on December 7th, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Blanchard was one of 429 crewmen that died aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor after sustaining multiple torpedo hits causing the ship to quickly capsize. The loss of life sustained by the… [read more]

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