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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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

Name Service Branchsort descending
RM 3c George Schlatter USN
SC 3c Karl Kendall USN
F 1c William Virgilio USN
MOMM 1c Joseph Lamb USN
MOMM 2c Hurst Wade USN
MOMM 3c Francis Zinn USN
SF 3c Bernard Aaronson USN
PhM 3c John Venard USN
SK 3c Stephen Aleksiewicz USN
MOMM 1c Ralph Dickes USN
SF 3c John Angle USN
MOMM 2c John Dowdy USN