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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, January 9, 1945
Kamikaze Attack at Lingayen Gulf
On the morning of the Lingayen Gulf landings, as Columbia lay close inshore and so surrounded by landing craft that she was handicapped in maneuver, she was again crashed by a kamikaze, knocking out six gun directors and gun mount. ... Twenty-four men were killed and 97 wounded,

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 20

Name Service Branchsort descending
FC 2c Eugene Jennings USN
Sea 1c Donald Keegan USN
FC 3c Frank Lindauer USN
CTC William Niles USN
RDM 3c James Conroy USN
Sea 1c Calvin Adams USN
Cox Santo Tabacchi USN
Cox Robert Brady USN
Sea 1c James Brown USN
Sea 1c Philip Ketcham USNR
Sea 1c Hugo Liberatore USNR
FC 3c Robert Loysch USNR
Lt(jg) Richard Major USNR
Sea 1c Walter Myers USNR
Lt Orrin Boice USNR
WT 3c Bernard Pull USNR
CSK Enos Roberts USNR
Sea 1c Richard Thompson USNR
Sea 1c Charles Clark USNR
Sea 2c Malcolm Cook USNR
Prepared by Capt R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)