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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
Lt Walter Louney USN
Sea 2c Clarence Mairs USN
Sea 2c Julian Mazeika USN
EM 1c Frank Mccarson USN
TM 3c Lyle Menear USN
MM 1c Marion Mewbourn USN
SM 2c Lawrence Millard USN
LCdr John Miller USN
RM 3c Richard Morrissey USN
Std 2c Samuel Nelson USN
GM 2c Gordon Nicoll USN
MM 3c Charles Noble USN
Ens Clarence Petersen USN
TM 2c Read Pitman USN
MOMM 1c Raymond Rausch USN
SM 1c Adna Ritzler USN
TM 2c Marshall Satterwhite USN
F 1c Mario Sermini USN
EM 3c Walter Sweet USN
TM 2c Lewis Teach USN


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