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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, March 1, 1942
Air Attack on USS Pecos
Underway in late February en route to India USS Pecos rendezvoused with Whipple and Edsall to take Langley survivors when enemy land based planes attacked the three ships. After fighting off the raiders, the US ships steamed south out of range and completed the transfer 1 March. ... A third strike from Japanese aircraft sent the veteran oiler to the bottom. Whipple raced to the scene and rescued 232 survivors. Pecos suffered 172 fatalities during the attack. Some of the Langley survivors were lost in the attack.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 262

Namesort descending Service Branch
Lt Walter Bailey USN
GM 2c Robert Boswell USN
MM 3c Arthur Brauner USN
SF 1c Lloyd Bray USN
EM 1c Carl Bridges USN
Ptr 3c Clyde Brinkhurst USN
RM 2c Charles Bristow USN
F 1c Allie Brown USN
MM 2c Edgar Brown USN
SF 3c Layton Bruchert USN
EM 2c William Burcher USN
MM 2c James Burns USN
RM 2c William Byran USN
SC 3c Harold Byrne USN
CM 2c Joel Campbell USN
AMM 1c Walter Carlson USN
SM 3c John Carr USN
Sea 1c Charles Caruthers USN
AOM 2c Ralph Cason USN
EM 1c Harry Clarke USN


Various Sources