Franklin Van Valkenburgh

Franklin Van Valkenburgh

World War II · US Navy · Captain
World War II (1939 - 1945)
Conflict Period

World War II

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Rank

Captain

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Branch

Navy

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Franklin Van Valkenburgh

    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 birdge which resulted in the loss of his life.

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