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Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, October 27, 1943
Air Attack near the Treasuries
On October 27, Cony sailed to cover the landings on the Treasuries. Here complete surprise was achieved, but Japanese reaction came quickly, and later that day about 25 enemy bombers attacked Cony and another destroyer. Aided by American fighter aircraft, Cony and her sister splashed 12 of the enemy planes, but Cony received two bomb hits on her main deck, and these with a near miss killed 8 of her men, wounded 10, and caused considerable damage. She was towed into Port Purvis for emergency repairs, and sailed on to Mare Island for a complete overhaul.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 8

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Mario Balistreri USN
Sea 2c Bernard Barney USN
Sea 1c Howard Bunting USN
Sea 1c Claude Denton USN
StM 2c Herman Johnson USN
SF 1c Charles Mccluskey USN
GM 1c Benjamin Mott USN
Sea 2c Harry Nelson USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships