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Buck

Ship Designation: 
DD-420
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

Namesort descending Service Branch
M 1c Elmer Harms USN
Lt George Harrington USN
Sea 1c Charles Herman USN
Ens Robert Hill USN
F 1c Howard Hill USN
SF 2c Louis Hoffman USN
CTM William Holloway USN
RM 3c Ernest Holt USN
EM 3c Joseph Holzschuh USN
Sea 1c Robert Hood USN
Sea 1c Raymond Hughes USN
EM 3c Charles Hugus USN
FC 3c Joseph Ignasiak USN
Sea 1c Edmond Jackson USN
Sea 1c Roger Jensen USN
TM 3c Earl Johnson USN
MM 3c Arthur Johnson USN
RM 1c Quentin Johnson USN
Y 2c Charles Jones USN
SM 2c Louis Kassebaum USN

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