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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, June 14, 1944
Lost in Antisubmarine Attack
Golet departed Midway on 28 May 1944, intending to continue patrolling in the vicinity of Honshu. Nothing further was heard of the ship or her crew of 82 men, despite repeated messages from headquarters requesting acknowledgment of receipt. Postwar analysis of Japanese antisubmarine records indicates that an attack conducted in Golet’s operational area on 14 June 1944, resulting in debris and an oil slick, was the probable cause of her loss.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 82

Namesort ascending Service Branch
F 1c George Gormley USN
Sea 2c Herbert Goetz USN
MOMM 3c LeRoy Germann USN
GM 1c Willard Edwards USN
Sea 1c Vinton Earle USN
MM 2c Clifton Dowey USN
SM 2c Walter Davidson USN
QM 1c Robert Danko USN
EM 3c William Coram USN
LCdr James Clark USN
TM 3c Allan Carr USN
CTM Joseph Butor USN
Lt(jg) J. Brown USN
MOMM 3c John Breunig USN
RT 1c Edward Blackburn USN
SM 2c Carl Bickham USN
MOMM 3c Donald Belcher USN
GM 3c Donald Beaulieu USN
MOMM 1c Edward Bartz USN
MOMM 1c Richard Barta USN


Prepared by: J.P. O’Hara, CDR, USN (Ret.)