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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
SF 3c Aaron Johnson USN
Sea 1c Lemuel Johnson USN
Sea 2c Virgil King USN
Sea 1c James Mathieu USN
EM 2c Robert Mcgrann USN
Sea 1c Leonard Moody USN
Sea 1c Dick Nies USN
Cox Edward Oleary USN
BM 2c Robert Orcutt USN
Sea 1c John Rose USN
GM 1c Jackson Ruscoe USN
SF 1c Francis Schulze USN
Sea 1c Russell Shelton USN
Sea 1c Ferlin Shipman USN
Sea 2c Earl Steele USN
Sea 2c Earl Tarrence USN
CM 3c Henry Tesar USN
Sea 2c Thomas Truskoski USN
Sea 2c Howard Walts USN
CBM Joseph Williams USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships