- Category: USS Arizona Casualty List
- Created: Monday, 21 February 2000 00:00
- Last Updated: Saturday, 04 June 2016 06:49
Rayon Delois Birdsell
Fireman Second Class
R. D. BIRDSELL
- Branch: United States Navy Reserve
- Service Number: 337 51 58
- Rate: F2/c (Fireman Second Class)
- Duties: Fire and tend boilers. Operate, adjust and repair pumps.
- Enlisted: 21 January 1941
- Place: St. Louis, Missouri
- Onboard USS Arizona: 23 May 1941
- From: NTS Great Lakes, Illinois
- Date of Birth: 16 October 1922
- Hometown / State December 1941: Holcomb, Missouri
- Next of Kin: Mr. Roy Birdsell - Father
- Address: Holcomb, Missouri
- Brother: Estelle Birdsell, USS Arizona Survivor
- 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
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