S2c Albert Wesley Pinkham

Unknown Sailor

S2c Albert Wesley Pinkham

Albert Wesley Pinkham was born Sept. 1, 1921 in Beaufort County in east-central North Carolina about 35 miles inland from Pamlico Sound. His mother, Arthilla Waters Pinkham, was a homemaker and his father, Benjamin Pinkham, a laborer on a hog ranch. The couple had six children.

By 1930 the family lived at the small settlement of Long Acre near Pinetown and the father was a farmer.

Albert enlisted in the Navy on Nov. 8, 1939. He was a seaman second class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.


Sources: U.S. Veterans Administration; Census; Navy muster roll; parents’ grave marker. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.

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