World War II


Date of Loss:

Branch of Service:

Seaman 2c

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent:
USS Oaklahoma


Died while in MIA status.


Memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial. Brother to Seaman 2C Calvin H. Palmer (23) lost on the USS Oklahoma. May 13, 2019 WASHINGTON€” The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that brothers Navy Seaman 2nd Class Calvin H. Palmer, 23, and Navy Seaman 2nd Class Wilferd D. Palmer, 21, of Minot, North Dakota, killed during World War II, were accounted for on March 19, 2019. For future funeral information, visit… For additional information on the Defense Department€™s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at, find us on social media at or call (703) 699-1420/1169. Calvin Palmer€™s personnel profile can be viewed at Wilferd Palmer€™s personnel profile can be viewed at From North Dakota Register of Veterans WWII and Korea. Page 1139: PALMER, WILFRED D. SN 328 64 71; born Andes, Mont 28 Dec 19; resident Ward County, NDak; entered US Navy Mpls, Minn 17 Jan 40; served Asiatic Pacific Theater; KIA 7 Dec 41 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; SN2; remains not recovered.