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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
Sea 2c Willie Smith USN
Sea 2c Edward Stehulak USN
Cox Paul Stein USN
CM 3c Roy Tuttle USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting SHips