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Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, December 30, 1944
Kamikaze Attack at Mindoro
Ganesvoort entered Mangarin Bay, Mindoro, with convoy the morning of December 30, 1944. That afternoon a suicide plane which crashed Gansevoort's main deck to port. ... A terrific explosion cut steering and electric power, started several fires, and killed or wounded 34 of her crew. Damage control parties could not get aft as her main deck was blown upward.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 19

Name Service Branchsort descending
F 1c Leon Mcgowan USN
MM 2c Nobia Gosa USN
Sea 2c Clarence Denlinger USN
Sea 2c Robert Davison USN
F 1c Joseph English USN
M 2c Paul Ferguson USN
MM 1c Harry Reed USN
F 1c Artie Ronsick USN
WT 3c Edwin Smiechowski USN
WT 2c Onick Nazaretian USN
Sea 1c Mervin Paden USN
WT 1c Thomas Beene USN
WT 3c Howard Oswalt USN
WT 2c Wesley Blevins USN
MM 2c William Wheeler USN
F 2c William Conley USN
F 2c Horace Willey USN
WT 3c William Lee USN
F 2c Raymond Lewis USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting SHips