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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, February 4, 1942
Air Attack in the Java Sea
Air raids were frequent at Surabaya at this time, and on February 4. as Admiral Doorman, RNN, took his force to engage Japanese reported to be at Balikpapan Houston's gunners splashed four planes. ... Houston took one hit, disabling her No. 3 turret, and cruiser Marblehead was so damaged that she had to be sent out of the battle area. Doorman was forced to abandon his advance.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 44

Name Service Branchsort descending
Bos'n Joseph Bienert USN
CM 3c Henry Tesar USN
Sea 1c Theodore Daniels USN
Sea 2c William Binder USN
Sea 2c Earl Steele USN
Lt George Davis USN
Sea 1c Willard Botham USN
Sea 1c Leonard Moody USN
Sea 2c Maurice Wolfe USN
Sea 1c Warren Campbell USN
EM 2c Robert Mcgrann USN
SF 1c Vitor Winters USN
Sea 1c Leonard Clarkston USN
Sea 1c James Mathieu USN
FC 3c Glen Wise USN
GM 1c Jackson Ruscoe USN
Sea 2c Virgil King USN
CBM Joseph Williams USN
Sea 1c John Rose USN
SF 3c Aaron Johnson USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships