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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
EM 3c James Fippen USN
MOMM 1c Richard Fisher USN
F 1c Anthony Genoozis USN
Sea 2c George Gondorchin USN
Gunner Arthur Gurgananus USN
MM 1c Robert Hagedorn USN
F 1c Duane Halsten USN
Sea 1c William Handren USN
F 2c Edward Hare USN
EM 2c Walter Hergold USN
Lt(jg) Gordon Hoover USN
MOMM 1c Michael Intscher USN
F 1c Donald Johnson USN
MM 3c William Jones USN
MOMM 2c Alex Keller USN
TM 3c Sterling Kishbaugh USN
EM 2c Joseph Kovacs USN
MOMM 1c Henry Kraus USN
TM 3c David Lacasse USN
Cox Roger Larouche USN


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