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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Friday, May 5, 1944
Torpedo Attack near Algeria
Homeward bound, Fechteler was torpedoed by U-967 in the Western Mediterranean. As the ship began to break in two, and sink, it was abandoned. ... Twenty-nine were killed and 26 wounded. Sister ship Laning (DE-159) and other ships of the convoy rescued 186 survivors.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 27

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Sea 2c Norbert Wimmer USN
Sea 2c Charles Wilkins USN
Sea 2c Roland Wells USN
FC 2c Robert Weimer USN
WT 3c Calvin Weatherly USN
Sea 1c James Tidwell USN
MM 1c William Smith USN
MM 1c John Scariano USN
EM 2c Lawrence Rosenberg USN
F 2c Henry Redman USN
EM 3c Roland Overly USN
WT 1c Thomas Loyd USN
RDM 3c Byron Locke USN
CMM Charles Jacoby USN
Y 2c Howard Dedrick USN
F 1c Raymond Decraemer USN
MM 3c Clyde Day USN
MM 3c George Davies USN
EM 3c Richard Daniels USN
MM 1c James Craig USN