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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, October 26, 1942
Battle of Santa Cruz
Battle of Santa Cruz, Enterprise aircraft located and engaged a large Japanese force comprised of carriers, battleships and cruisers. Japanese countered with an attack on US forces. Enterprise was hit twice by bombs that killed 44 and wounded 75. Despite serious damage she was able to continue her mission and besides recovering her own aircraft, she managed to recover a large number of aircraft from the USS Hornet (CV 8 ) which had suffered major damage during the Japanese attack.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 42

Namesort descending Service Branch
EM 3c Norman Aaron USN
Lt(jg) John Acree USN
SF 2c Robert Barton USN
Sea 2c Charlie Boss USN
Matt 2c Pedro Cabading USN
AOM 2c William Camp USN
F 1c Robert Chesley USN
Sea 2c William Cleveland USN
AM 3c Francis Elliott USN
Sea 1c Rufus England USN
SK 3c George Ethridge USN
SF 2c Floyd Evans USN
SK 3c Thomas Faber USN
AMM 3c Lewis Flack USN
CGM Swen Gustafson USN
GM 3c Clarence Hansen USN
AOM 3c Carl Jacobs USN
CSF Lemoine Johnson USN
Matt 1c James Jones USN
Sea 2c Irwin Jones USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)