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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
StM 2c Jessie Jones USN
Sea 2c Albert Picca USN
Cox Paul Stein USN
HA 1c Peter Innocent USN
Cox Leslie Perkins USN
Sea 1c Edward Lewis USN
Ens Robert Perry USN
Sea 1c Joseph Leonard USN
Sea 2c Nicholas Pavlinich USN
RT 2c Clarke Moore USN
CM 1c August Prechter USN
AeroM 2c William Beisel USN
Sea 1c William Michel USN
Sea 2c Allen Painter USN
SF 3c Walter Bilinski USN
MOMM 2c Horace Mckinney USN
Sea 2c Theodore Palyu USN
Lt(jg) Raymond Brownell USN
Sea 1c Edward Holcomb USN
Sea 2c Richard Russell USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting SHips