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Joseph Langdell, oldest survivor of battleship destroyed at Pearl Harbor, dies at age 100

  • FILE - In a Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, USS Arizona survivor Joseph Langdell, left, greets Sgt. Carlos Ramirez at the Pearl Harbor Memorial, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Langdell, the oldest living crew member of the USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)

    FILE - In a Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, USS Arizona survivor Joseph Langdell, left, greets Sgt. Carlos Ramirez at the Pearl Harbor Memorial, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Langdell, the oldest living crew member of the USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Dec. 7. 2008 photo provided by Ted Langdell shows retired Navy Lt. Commander Joseph Langdell standing in the Shrine Room of the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Langdell, the oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, has died on Feb. 4, 2015, in Northern California at the age of 100. (AP Photo/Ted Langdell)

    This Dec. 7. 2008 photo provided by Ted Langdell shows retired Navy Lt. Commander Joseph Langdell standing in the Shrine Room of the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Langdell, the oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, has died on Feb. 4, 2015, in Northern California at the age of 100. (AP Photo/Ted Langdell)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Nov. 13, 2006 photo provided by Ted Langdell shows retired Navy Lt. Commander Joseph Langdell wearing his dress white uniform in front of the mantle of his former home in Yuba City, Calif. Langdell, the oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, has died on Feb. 4, 2015, in Northern California at the age of 100. (AP Photo/Ted Langdell)

    This Nov. 13, 2006 photo provided by Ted Langdell shows retired Navy Lt. Commander Joseph Langdell wearing his dress white uniform in front of the mantle of his former home in Yuba City, Calif. Langdell, the oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, has died on Feb. 4, 2015, in Northern California at the age of 100. (AP Photo/Ted Langdell)  (The Associated Press)

The oldest living crew member of the USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100.

Retired Navy Lt. Commander Joseph Langdell died last Wednesday at a nursing home in Yuba City, California, according to his son, Ted Langdell. The USS Arizona Reunion Association said that as far as it knew Langdell was the last surviving officer from the naval battleship that lost 1,177 men when it was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941.

He was an ensign on an assignment that had him off the ship and on a nearby military base the morning Pearl Harbor was attacked. His son says Langdell spent the following days removing remains of the dead from the partially sunken ship.

The reunion association says there are now eight remaining survivors.