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BALL, Masten “A” - F1/c USN - Iowa

Masten A Ball F1c

Masten A Ball F1c

Masten "A" Ball

Fireman First Class

  • Service Number: 321 22 70
  • Rate: F1/c (Fireman First Class)
  • Duties: Fire and tend boilers. Operate, adjust and repair pumps.
  • Enlisted: 21 December 1937
  • Place: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 17 June 1936
  • Date of Birth: 1 May 1919
  • Place of Birth: Linn Grove, Iowa
  • Date of Death: 4 August 1985
  • Place: New London, Connecticut

Brother William V. Ball was KIA during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was also serving on the Arizona. 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.

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