CSFA George Samuel Lamb

Unknown Sailor

CSFA George Samuel Lamb

George Samuel Lamb was a shipfitter and chief petty officer on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

Mr. Lamb was survived by his widow, Almeda, and their son, Curtis, born in 1937. The couple married in May 1933 and the family lived in Long Beach, California, next to the battleship’s home mainland port at San Pedro.

Mr. Lamb was born Dec. 12, 1907 in Florida according to Navy records, but exactly two years later according to the Veterans Administrationc. The Arizona’s last muster roll said he enlisted in 1937, but that probably was the date of his last re-enlistment. A man of his position had probably been in the Navy much longer.


Sources: the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News; California marriage record; Census; Navy muster roll. 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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