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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, February 1, 1942
Air Attack at Marshall Islands
Chester supported the reinforcement landing on Samoa January 18 to 24, 1942, then joined Task Group 8.3 for the successful raid on Taroa on February 1. ... Retiring under heavy air attack, she received a bomb hit in the well deck which killed eight and injured 38. ... She returned to Pearl Harbor 3 February for repairs.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 7

Namesort descending Service Branch
Y 2c Robert Apgar USN
Sea 2c Loyd Cox USN
Ens Alvin Ekberg USN
AOM 3c Kenneth Friesen USN
AOM 2c James Kirby USN
ACMM Israel Nation USN
Matt 2c Ramon Taitano USN
Dicitionary of American Naval Fighting Ships