Edward N. Durkee
USS West Virginia
Edward Norman Durkee was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
Edward was born on December 24th, 1907 in Arlington,
Washington County, Nebraska. He was called to Pearl Harbor after he found out that his wife was pregnant with
twins. They wrote back and forth frequently and on February 12, 1941 she had
twin boys. Edward never saw his sons. He saw photographs and that is it. He was planning to come home for
Christmas that year and he always bragged about his family.
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