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Buchanan

Thursday, November 12, 1942
Naval Gunfire Near Gualacanal
On November 12, the Buchanan was damaged during the initial stages of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal when she was accidentally hit by U. S. naval gunfire. She suffered the loss of five of her crew and had to withdraw from the action.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 5

Namesort descending Service Branch
Ens John Banta USN
Sea 1c Andrew Cornoni USN
SC 3c Raymond Fuller USN
F 3c Leo Mullaly USN
Sea 2c Stephen Zahorec USN