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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Calvin Warrick USNR
MS2 William Werner USN
CMM Charles Wright USN
WT 2c Bernard Yeager USN

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