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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Sunday, March 1, 1942
Battle with Hiei and Kirishima
After completing the rescue of survivors from Langley (AV-3), Edsall proceeded to Tjilatjap. She never arrived The gallant old four piper fought a hopeless action against Japanese battleships Hiei and Kirishima sank her with gunfire.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 153

Name Service Branchsort ascending
Ck 1c Hilarion Ventura USN
MM 3c James Olsen USN
FC 1c Lee Root USN
Lt John Fairbanks USN
F 1c Walter Knowles USN
MM 2c Clayton Moore USN
Sea 2c Robert Wilson USN
RM 2c Dale Westwood USN
Std 3c Gregorio Balite USN
WT 2c Verlin Crosley USN
F 2c Dennis Waltrip USN
MM 2c John Oed USN
SM 1c Filippo Riggio USN
Y 3c Willard Faulkner USN
FC 3c Michael Kraisser USN
Sea 2c Robert Mcclain USN
Sea 2c Noah Wilson USN
TM 2c Steve West USN
TM 3c Howard Baumgarten USN
EM 1c Henry Thaw USN