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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
RT 1c William Coe USN
LCdr John Miller USN
Sea 2c George Gondorchin USN
MOMM 1c Rocco Vitale USN
Sea 2c Lenard Cole USN
Sea 2c Julian Mazeika USN
Gunner Arthur Gurgananus USN
GM 1c Earl Upson USN
TM 2c Charles Corkery USN
EM 1c Frank Mccarson USN
MM 1c Robert Hagedorn USN
MM 3c Roland Vilandre USN
TM 1c Austin Buratte USN
Lt(jg) Gordon Hoover USN
Lt Walter Louney USN
MM 3c Charles Noble USN
MM 3c William Travis USN
FC 2c Donald Abrams USN
MOMM 1c Michael Intscher USN
Sea 2c Clarence Mairs USN


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