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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
PhM 2c Vernon Timm USN
CTM Henry Toebbe USN
MM 3c William Travis USN
GM 1c Earl Upson USN
MM 3c Roland Vilandre USN
MOMM 1c Rocco Vitale USN
EM 1c Vincent Waltis USN
EM 3c George Warren USN
EM 3c Howard Wehr USN
LCdr August Weinel USN
MOMM 2c Lawrence Wetsky USN
StM 2c Albert Williams USN
TM 2c John Winter USN
SC 3c Charles Zar USN
MOMM 1c Matthew Zeis USN
QM 1c Frank Zywicki USN


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