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Wichita

Saturday, September 19, 1942
Torpedo Attack by Submarine U516
After leaving Takoradi on September 1st, the Wichita was never heard from again. The commander of the attacking submarine later reported that the ship went down in less than a minute after being hit.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 50

Namesort descending Service Branch
Chief Engineer Charles Arnold USMM
O.S. Timothy Backas USMM
Ens William Bailey USN
Cox Lewis Barron USN
Oiler Arthur Boissel USMM
Deck Cadet Robert Bole USMM
A.B. Otto Brenneiser USMM
Oiler Doward Chapman USMM
Master Herman Chessman USMM
2nd Mate Revel Corrigan USMM
Sea 2c Alonzo Daugherty USN
Messman Thomas Decesare USMM
A.B. Sikke Deyong USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Austin Dougherty USMM
Utility Joseph Eisenhardt USMM
Messman Morris Fertman USMM
Oiler Manuel Francis USMM
Sea 2c Duane Glancy USN
Sea 2c Gail Hannold USN
Messman Thomas Harper USMM

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