CWTP Frnak Levar

Unknown Sailor

CWTP Frnak Levar

Frank Levar was born July 15, 1902 in Washington state. Publicly available records do not name his parents.

It isn’t clear, either, when he enlisted in the Navy, but the 1930 Census said he was based on a Navy ship in the Panama Canal Zone and that his parents were born in Hungary.

Mr. Levar went aboard the U.S.S. Arizona on Sept. 3, 1935. He married a Texas woman, Patricia Hendershot, in January 1936 at Seattle, Washington. The battleship was moored at the nearby Puget Sound Navy Yard for nearly three months that winter.

Mr. Levar was a watertender and chief petty officer on the Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.


Sources: U.S. Veterans Administration; Census; Navy muster rolls; Washington marriage license. 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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