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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, October 1, 1944
Strafing Attacks near Palaus
On the night of October 1, 1944 she underwent two severe strafing attacks while on picket duty off the Palaus. Damage was extensive, 9 men were killed and 16 wounded. Following emergency repairs Bailey proceeded to Mare Island for permanent repairs, arriving 28 October.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 9

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Y 2c Coy Vandiver USN
Sea 1c Earl Roesch USN
Ens George Mendenhall USN
BM 1c Charles Mason USN
GM 2c Bernard Magrath USN
Lt(jg) Robert Lusk USN
Sea 2c William Leach USN
Cox William Knauss USN
Lt(jg) John Heffernan USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships