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Extractor

Wednesday, January 24, 1945
Friendly Fire Incident with USS Guardfish
Proceeding independently from Guam to the Philippines, Extractor was mistakenly identified by USS Guardfish (SS-217) which fired a torpedo striking Extractor’s starboard side. She capsized and sank within 5 minutes of the accident. ... Six lives were lost, but the remainder of her crew was rescued by Guardfish.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 6

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Walter Bahrey USN
RM 3c Bob Burgess USN
EM 3c Tommie Frazier USN
SC 3c Alvin Orgeron USN
Sea 1c William Taylor USN
Sea 2c Raymond Thompson USN