BALL, William V. - S1/c USN - Iowa

William V. Ball S1c

William V. Ball S1c

William V. Ball

Seaman First Class

William V. Ball S1c

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  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 321 27 91
  • Rate: S1/c (Seaman First Class)
  • Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
  • Enlisted: 11 October 1938
  • Place: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 1 January 1939
  • From: NTS Great Lakes
  • Date of Birth: 15 July 1920
  • Place of Birth: Len Grove, Iowa
  • Hometown / State December 1941: Fredricksburg, Iowa
  • Next of Kin: Mr. W. W. Ball - Father
  • Address: Fredricksburg, Iowa
  • Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
  • Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal

Brother Masten A Ball was also serving on the Arizona on 7 December 1941 and survived the attack. The five famous Sullivan brothers joined the Navy to avenge the death of their friend, William Ball. All 5 "Fighting Sullivans" were killed on the USS Juneau.

Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease and provided on USSARIZONA.ORG free of charge.
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