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Chester

Ship Designation: 
CA-27
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 ascending Service Branch
Matt 2c Ramon Taitano USN
ACMM Israel Nation USN
AOM 2c James Kirby USN
AOM 3c Kenneth Friesen USN
Ens Alvin Ekberg USN
Sea 2c Loyd Cox USN
Y 2c Robert Apgar USN
Dicitionary of American Naval Fighting Ships