George F. Bland

USS West Virginia

George Francis Bland was a Pearl Harbor Survivor on the USS West Virginia.  He was transferred to the USS West Virginia in 1941 from USS Mississippi.  He served as a member of the Fire & Rescue Team, Mess Steward and Gun Loader.  He worked along side Doris Miller.  He was also below deck in the Officers Galley when the ship was initially hit by torpedoes during the Japanese attack. Dec. 8, 1941, he was transfered to the USS Mugford.

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