F2c Howard William Peckham

Unknown Sailor

F2c Howard William Peckham

Howard William Peckham was born March 1, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri to Leonard Peckham, a machinist, and Magdalena Hermie Peckham, a homemaker.

The son attended Wellston and Ritenour high schools. He enlisted in the Navy on Sept. 11, 1939.

Mr. Peckham was a fireman second class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.


Sources: the St. Louis Star & Times; Census; Navy muster roll; Veterans Administration.  Newspaper photograph. 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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