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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 ascending Service Branch
Lt(jg) Robert Lance USN
LCdr George Lambert USN
SF 1c James Kulp USN
Sea 1c Edward Koch USN
LCdr Millard Klein USN
FC 3c William Kiskaddon USN
RM 3c Leonard Kimmel USN
SOM 3c Frank Kelly USN
SM 2c Louis Kassebaum USN
Y 2c Charles Jones USN
RM 1c Quentin Johnson USN
TM 3c Earl Johnson USN
MM 3c Arthur Johnson USN
Sea 1c Roger Jensen USN
Sea 1c Edmond Jackson USN
FC 3c Joseph Ignasiak USN
EM 3c Charles Hugus USN
Sea 1c Raymond Hughes USN
Sea 1c Robert Hood USN
EM 3c Joseph Holzschuh USN

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