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Halsey Powell

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, March 20, 1945
Air Attack on USS Hancock
On March 20, Halsey Powell was alongside Hancock when Japanese air craft attacked. As the destroyer was getting clear the aircraft overshot the carrier and crashed Halsey Powell. Her steering gear Jammed but alert action with the engines averted a collision. ... Fires were put out and although 9 were killed and over 30 wounded in the attack. the ship reached Ulithi 25 March. ... Halsey Powell arrived San Pedro for battle repairs May 8th.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 12

Namesort descending Service Branch
RM 3c Robert Bovie USN
F 1c Harold Butler USN
GM 3c Joseph Compateso USN
TM 3c Joseph Dennen USN
Sea 1c Charles Hilldoerfer USN
BM 2c Melvin Ignatovig USN
Wt 1c Leon Mazanek USN
SF 3c Charles Perrone USN
WT 3c Donald Roder USN
StM 1c William Sparks USN
SF 1c Rex Steffen USN
F 1c John Winkler USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships