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Du Page

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, January 10, 1945
Kamikaze Attack near San Fabian
On the evening of January 10, while DuPage was preparing to leave San Fabian at Lingayen Gulf, enemy aircraft attacked. Despite the heavy antiaircraft fire, a kamikaze crashed to port damaging her severely as well as starting fires which stubbornly recurred and were fought all through the night. ... Du Page lost 35 killed and 136 wounded, 5 men who were blown over the side were picked up by an escorting destroyer several hours later. ... Despite her injuries DuPage continued to fulfill her duty as guide ship and arrived safely at Leyte 3 days later to transfer her casualties and undergo emergency repairs.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 44

Namesort descending Service Branch
AeroM 2c William Beisel USN
SF 3c Walter Bilinski USN
Lt(jg) Raymond Brownell USN
Sea 2c Pasqual Cavalier USN
MOMM 3c Joseph Chahoy USN
SSM 2c Elwood Conway USN
PhM 2c Harry Costakos USN
GM 1c Melvin Cox USN
Sea 1c John Devorich USN
BM 1c Thorlief Erickson USN
MOMM 3c Raymond Freitag USN
Sea 1c Lawrence Hall USN
Sea 2c Charles Halsey USN
F 1c Carl Hepting USN
Sea 2c Robert Hernandez USN
Sea 1c Edward Holcomb USN
HA 1c Peter Innocent USN
PhM 1c Mearl Jones USN
StM 2c Jessie Jones USN
BM 2c Joseph Kalay USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting SHips