F1c James Thomas Hasl,
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F1c James Thomas Hasl
James Thomas Hasl was born April 14, 1918 in Omaha, Nebraska to James Hasl Jr., a railroad engineer, and Mary Lynch Hasl, a homemaker.
The son graduated from North High School in 1937 and was a member of the National Guard before enlisting in the Navy on Dec. 2, 1937.
He was a fireman first class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
He played right field on the battleship’s baseball team.
Sources: the Omaha (Nebraska) World-Herald; Navy muster roll; grave markers; Census; U.S. Department of Veterans Administration. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.