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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, October 9, 1943
Torpedo Attack off Salenro
Operating in support of invasion and occupation of Italy during Sept-Oct 1943, BUCK was on patrol off Salerno Italy when the ship was struck by a torpedo. Damage was so extensive that the ship had to be abandoned within three minutes of the attack. 97 crewmembers survived the sinking and were later rescued by friendly forces.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 168

Name Service Branchsort descending
Ck 3c John Baham USN
GM 2c Oliver Christensen USN
SOM 2c Charles Dearman USN
M 1c George Gross USN
Sea 1c Francis Mcbride USN
RM 1c Quentin Johnson USN
Sea 1c Edward Koch USN
FC 2c Paul Tranum USN
MM 2c William Page USN
Cox Kenneth Sneed USN
Sea 2c Marvin Ward USN
CMM Preston Baker USN
Cox Philip Cox USN
SK 2c Meyer Davis USN
RDM 3c Robert Gregory USN
Sea 1c Andrew Mihalko USN
TM 3c Earl Johnson USN
RM 3c Leonard Kimmel USN
Sea 1c Rocco Pesacreta USN
Sea 2c Andrew Rizak USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)