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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Saturday, May 2, 1942
Torpedo Attack off Carolina Coast
Engaged in patrol along the east coast, Cythera was hit by two torpedoes off North Carolina May 2,1942 and sank so quickly that only two of her crew survived. ... The men were picked up by the attacking German submarine [U-402] and taken back to Germany where they were interned until the end of the war. ... Sixty-eight men perished in the attack

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 68

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 1c Carl Bevis USN
SM 3c Donald Parks USN
SF 2c Gail Landry USN
Sea 1c Robert Mcneil USN
Sea 2c Robert Bodkin USN
Sea 2c Irvin Parrish USN
QM 3c John Lane USN
F 1c Cuthbert Meares USN
CM 3c John Bonsall USN
BM 1c Leroy Perry USN
MM 2c Howard Kennedy USN
Sea 2c John Mcgeehan USN
Ens Robert Brister USN
LCdr Thomas Rudderow USN
Sea 2c Edwin Klenk USN
Y 2c Joseph Mccarthy USN
Sea 1c John Burton USN
Sea 1c Warren Rogers USN
Sea 2c William Hook USN
RM 2c Clifton Matthews USN