CLIFFORD T. JANZ, LT, USN
Clifford Janz '31
Date of birth: February 19, 1910
Date of death: December 7, 1941
From the 1931 Lucky Bag:
Cliff was lost in USS Arizona (BB 39) during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
From Santa Cruz People:
Lt. C.T. Janz was sending everyone in the vicinity to shelter below the armored deck. I went down with Lt. Janz and about forty enlisted men. Before we could close the hatch there were three violent blasts with flame and powder fumes entering the compartment. I then told all personnel in the vicinity to get out and go topside to avoid the gas. About twenty (20) enlisted personnel and myself went topside. I saw the entire ship forward of #3 turret to be a raging fire. Ensign D. Hein, USN