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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
Sea 1c Russell Volk USN
Sea 1c Richard Waldron USN
Cox Harry Walker USN
Sea 2c Robert Wallace USN
Sea 1c James Warren USN
SK 3c Eugene Waters USN
EM 2c Dean Weatherman USN
Sea 1c Virgil Weiss USN
Sea 2c Delbert Welch USN
SK 2c John Welker USN
CPhM Thomas Wetherell USN
QM 2c Robert Wheeler USN
SK 3c Herman Whisman USN
CBM Arthur Wickham USN
Sea 2c Gerald Wilkie USN
Bmkr 1c Orville Williams USN
WT 1c John Wolfe USN
AMM 3c Joseph Wolkowicz USN
Sea 1c Francis Wolven USN
Sea 1c Harold Woods USN


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