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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
MM 1c Tyrus Simmons USN
QM 3c Clifford Simpson USN
CMM Arthur Sivesin USN
Sea 2c George Small USN
MM 3c Randolph Smersh USN
MM 3c William Smiley USN
EM 2c Lloyd Smith USN
QM 3c Duane Smith USN
F 1c Rudolph Smolinsky USN
AMM 3c Charles Soke USN
SF 3c L. Solomon USN
Ck 3c Ambrocio Soniga USN
LCdr Arthur Soule USN
Sea 1c Jack Sowder USN
CWT Henry Spoo USN
Sea 1c Walter Stansbury USN
Sea 1c Barry Steinberg USN
Sea 2c Errol Stevens USN
Sea 1c Albert Stewart USN
Y 3c James Stoller USN


Various Sources