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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Y 1c Woodrow Swartzback USN
SM 2c Carl Bickham USN
MOMM 2c Robert Hoffman USN
MOMM 2c Cecil Leonard USN
TM 3c Eugene Sieracki USN
MOMM 1c Emil Sutherland USN
RT 1c Edward Blackburn USN
EM 1c George Hendley USN
MOMM 2c Glen Lockwood USN
CEM Clifford Sederstrand USN
TM 2c Roland Thompson USN
MOMM 3c John Breunig USN
MM 2c Clifton Dowey USN
QM 3c John Kolbucar USN
MOMM 1c Arvale Schlemmer USN
SC 2c Raymond Tinker USN
Lt(jg) J. Brown USN
Sea 1c Vinton Earle USN
Sea 1c John Koutsos USN
MOMM 3c Ernest Schramm USN


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