Lt(JG) John Edward Black
Serving onboard the USS Utah at 0757 on Sunday December 7 th 1941, it was the first ship struck by Japanese torpedoes during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He is one of 6 officers and 51 men that were not able to get off the ship before she sank and turned over in the 11 minutes once the first torpedo hit.
Unable to right the ship because of soft mud underneath, the USS Utah Memorial rests forward of the USS Arizona Memorial.
Lt.(JG) John Edward Black is forever memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Court 5, at the Honolulu Memorial.