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Colorado

Tuesday, January 9, 1945
Gunfire Accident at Lingayen Gulf
Colorado participated in the preinvasion bombardments in Lingayen Gulf, however on January 9, accidental gunfire hit her superstructure killing 18 and wounding 51.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 19

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c James Apple USN
Lt Karl Baum USN
Ens John Bock USN
WT 3c Harold Coates USN
Sea 2c Kenneth Davis USN
Sea 1c Adolph Devanney USN
Cdr Robert Fair USN
Sea 2c Alfred Garcia USN
Sea 1c Marshall Hassler USN
Lt(jg) Benjamin Hill USN
Sea 2c Berten Mchenry USN
Bug M 3c Jack Nipko USN
Sea 2c Russell Pennington USN
Lt Jones Quarles USN
Sea 1c Robert Roebuck USN
Sea 1c Sijifredo Salinas USN
Sea 1c Wayne Stinnette USN
Sea 1c Marvin Witzel USN
Lt Robert Wolter USN