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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, December 10, 1944
Kamikaze Attack near Leyte
Hughes was serving as a picket destroyer off the southern tip of Leyte when she was hit by a kamikaze December 10, 1944. Badly damaged with one engine room demolished and much of her other machinery destroyed, Hughes was towed to San Pedro Bay, Leyte where, after temporary repairs, she departed for Humboldt Bay, New Guinea.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 17

Namesort descending Service Branch
WT 3c Wilford Anderson USN
CMM Norris Brooks USN
Ch Mach William Fiddler USN
EM 1c Charles Haley USN
WT 2c Herschel Kennedy USN
CMM Harold Lambert USN
RM 2c Warren Line USN
Lt(jg) Frank Mcclelland USN
MM 1c Almie Miller USN
MM 2c William Parker USN
MM 2c Alvin Paulsen USN
MM 1c William Reagan USN
B 1c Harold Schmidt USN
MM 2c Glee Smith USN
WT 1c James Smith USN
F 1c Virgil Standridge USN
MM 2c Milton Vickery USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships