COX William Hughes Hyde,
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COX William Hughes Hyde
William Hughes Hyde was born April 1, 1922 to George Albert Hyde and Eleanor (Or Elenor) Hughes Hyde.
He lived in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1930s and attended Blow School, which had students in grades K-9.
Mr. Hyde enlisted in the Navy on June 12, 1939. He was a coxswain and petty officer third class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
His father was a World War I Army veteran.
Sources: The St. Louis (Missouri) Star and Times; the St. Louis Globe-Democrat; the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Navy muster rolls; Veterans Administration. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.