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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, November 12, 1944
Air Attack near the Philippines
Achilles took part in the Leyte landings in October and November 1944. On November 12, a Japanese air attack swept in upon the invading American fleet. Intense antiaircraft fire downed two enemy planes almost instantly, two more crashed into repair ships - Egeria (ARL-8) and Achilles (ARL-41).

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 32

Namesort descending Service Branch
Cox George Inda USN
F 1c Charles Keller USN
SC 3c Karl Kendall USN
MOMM 1c Joseph Lamb USN
MM 1c William Lukasik USN
Y 3c Edward Martenson USN
RM 3c George Schlatter USN
SSM 3c Chester Sibert USN
PhM 3c John Venard USN
F 1c William Virgilio USN
MOMM 2c Hurst Wade USN
MOMM 3c Francis Zinn USN


Various Sources