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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, September 28, 1943
Lost at Sea
Cisco’s assigned patrol covered a large area in the South China Sea. Her expected position on 28 September 1943 was due west of Mindanao in the center of the Sulu Sea. Japanese records mention a combined ship and aircraft ASW action on that date slightly north and east of that position. The record reported the bombing of a submarine trailing oil, and that oil continued to surface until 10 October. Since no other submarine reported an attack in that position on that date, it is assumed that this attack involved Cisco. Nothing further was heard from Cisco or her crew of 76 men.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 76

Namesort descending Service Branch
FC 2c Donald Abrams USN
CMOMM Donald Anderson USN
Sea 2c John Anderson USN
Sea 1c Edgar Argersinger USN
SC 1c Walter Baker USN
Lt Howard Berry USN
Sea 1c Lucien Besnot USN
EM 2c Frederick Briggs USN
F 1c Herbert Bubp USN
F 1c John Buck USN
TM 1c Austin Buratte USN
RM 3c Patrick Cannon USN
Cdr James Coe USN
RT 1c William Coe USN
Sea 2c Lenard Cole USN
TM 2c Charles Corkery USN
SC 2c Rudolf Diery USN
EM 1c William Dohlus USN
CMOMM Joseph Dragich USN
Sea 1c Myrle Edwards USN


Prepared by: J.P. O’Hara, CDR, USN (Ret.)