Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II


Private, First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mrs. Bernice A. Birkel, Mother, 12202 N. W. 12th St., Oklahoma City. Born January 25, 1924. Enlisted October 14, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Citation of Honor. Died November 27, 1943, on board (the HMT Rhona) sunk by enemy submarine, en route from North Africa to combat zone.

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