We are working as quickly as possible to get all of the information in for each individual. Due to the website being hacked several times, we are uploading information from our 2001 database backup which is creating a very slow process. We expect to have everyone's full information in by the end of the August. Check here for progress updates. Thank you for your patience. For those of you interested in family history, we will be loading family data sheets and additional resources once the basic information is completed for each sailor.

BALL, Masten “A” - F1/c USN - Iowa

Masten A Ball F1c

Masten A Ball F1c

Masten "A" Ball

Fireman First Class

  • Service Number: 321 22 70
  • Rate: F1/c (Fireman First Class)
  • Duties: Fire and tend boilers. Operate, adjust and repair pumps.
  • Enlisted: 21 December 1937
  • Place: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 17 June 1936
  • Date of Birth: 1 May 1919
  • Place of Birth: Linn Grove, Iowa
  • Date of Death: 4 August 1985
  • Place: New London, Connecticut
 

Brother William V. Ball was KIA during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was also serving on the Arizona. The five famous Sullivan brothers joined the Navy to avenge the death of their friend, William Ball. All 5 "Fighting Sullivans" were killed on the USS Juneau.

Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease and provided on USSARIZONA.ORG free of charge.
May not be reprinted in any form, other than educational use, without prior written permission of the author.

Remember the Arizona!
Like & Share Our Facebook Page

All stories, photos, media, etc. contained on this website may not be reprinted or used for any reason without the express written consent of the owner except for non-profit educational purposes.
Email for further information. Thank you.

All rights to digital materials within this website are held by N. A. Nease and respective holding institutions or individuals with the exception of public domain items.
The materials contained within this website are made available online for educational and/or personal research purposes only.

ALL CONTENT MAY ALSO BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT (17 U.S.C. § 107 & § 108 (a)(3)).

NOTICE: Claudia J. Thedens (aka T. J. Cooper) is expressly forbidden to use ANY materials published on this website in ANY and ALL of her current or future revisions and/or new for-profit publications.