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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, November 25, 1944
Kamikaze Attack off Philippines
On November 25, for the first time in her far-ranging operations and destruction to the enemy, Essex received injury. A kamikaze hit the port edge of her flight deck landing among planes gassed for takeoff, causing extensive damage, killing 15, and wounding 44.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 15

Namesort descending Service Branch
Ck 3c Willie Agee USN
StM 1c Matt Allen USN
Sea 1c Samuel Bausch USN
Sea 1c Frederick Boneberg USN
Sea 2c James Bracken USN
StM 1c Edward Brown USN
StM 1c Major Byrd USN
Sea 1c Elbert Doss USN
ARM 3c Donald Follweiler USN
GM 3c Phillip Gillin USN
AOM 2c Joseph Lomastro USN
StM 2c Samuel Miller USN
StM 3c Joseph Ragland USN
Sea 2c Maurice Silkwood USN
StM 2c Delarce Washington USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships