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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
SF 2c Ervin Danielowski USN
Sea 1c Charles Herman USN
Sea 1c Russell Metzner USN
MM 3c Arthur Johnson USN
FC 3c William Kiskaddon USN
RM 3c Archie Pflugh USN
Sea 2c Jack Robinson USN
MM 2c Robert Smith USN
MM 3c Kenneth Berry USN
Ens Dudley Crawford USN
TM 2c George Danenhauer USN
Ens Robert Hill USN
Sea 1c Floyd Metz USN
Sea 1c Roger Jensen USN
LCdr Millard Klein USN
F 1c Clarence Radle USN
Sea 2c James Robinson USN
FC 2c James Smith USN
Sc 3c Roesler Bertram USN
CFC John Crawford USN


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