USS UTAH  BB-31 / AG-16

The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor

Lillian Conner

Joseph U. Conner
Lillian Conner

Joseph U. Conner

Fireman 1/c


Joseph Ucline Conner enlisted in the Navy on November 8, 1939 at Houston, Texas and reported for duty to the USS Utah on January 25, 194. He was killed in action on December 7, 1941 during attack on Pearl Harbor. Joseph was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously and remains on duty with his shipmates aboard the Utah. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablets of the Missing, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. Joseph was survived by his wife, Lillian Conner. They had been married just a few days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.