Van Valkenburgh, Franklin

Van Valkenburgh, Franklin

For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own life, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor T.H., by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. As commanding officer of the U.S.S. Arizona, Capt. Van Valkenburgh gallantly fought his ship until the U.S.S. Arizona blew up from magazine explosions and a direct bomb hit on the bridge which resulted in the loss of his life.

Place of Birth MN See More >
Birth Date Apr 05, 1888
Service Branch U.S. Navy See More >
Division USS Arizona (BB-39)
Conflict World War II See More >
Date Of Action Dec 07, 1941
Location and Details Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii
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