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Concord

Thursday, October 7, 1943
Gasoline Explosion

Between September 5 and November 24 1943, Concord carried Rear Admiral R. E. Byrd on a tour to survey the potential use of a number of southeast Pacific islands in national defense and commercial aviation. During this cruise, she suffered a gasoline explosion which killed 24 men, including her executive officer, and caused considerable damage, which was repaired at Balboa.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 24

Name Service Branchsort descending
F 3c Dale Burlile USN
Sea 2c William Maher USNR
Sea 2c Calvin Warrick USNR
Sea 1c Kenneth Reed USNR

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