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West Chetac

Thursday, September 24, 1942
Torpedoed near British Guiana
The Freighter SS West Chetac was torpedoed while en route to Basra Iraq. Rough seas and suction from the sinking ship causes life boats to capsize which lead to many of the casualties.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 31

Namesort descending Service Branch
Messman Leo Bernstein USMM
Chief Cook Demetrio Cortez USMM
Wiper Frank De Vito USMM
3rd Engineer James Deidrick USMM
Messman Daniel Ellard USMM
Sea 1c Thomas Fielding USN
Carpenter Russell Flippen USMM
Chief Engineer Arthur Hazard USMM
Radio Officer William Helmbold USMM
Chief Steward Louis Honigman USMM
Master Frank Jasper USMM
3rd Mate John Johnson USMM
A.B. Raymond Kelly USMM
Lt(jg) Sanford Lakin USN
Sea 2c Alvin Lott USN
Sea 2c George Malloy USN
Sea 2c James Mann USN
Sea 2c Paul Matthews USN
Sea 2c Chester Mcdaniel USN
Oiler Roy Mcnish USMM

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