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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
SK 3c Fayette Lamphere USN
Sea 1c Henry Lancaster USN
MM 3c Kenneth Landon USN
CSF Van Langdon USN
MM 2c Julian Lanier USN
Sea 1c Eugene Lawson USN
SM 2c Richard Lee USN
Sea 1c Woodford Leggett USN
Sea 1c Carl Leigber USN
F 1c Daniel Leinthall USN
CRM Leland Leonard USN
EM 2c Aubrey Lindley USN
BM 1c Albert Littlefield USN
F 2c Joseph Londo USN
Sea 1c Joseph Longo USN
Ens Vernon Loomer USN
Std 1c Numeriano Luis USN
TM 1c Paul Lund USN
F 2c Randle Lynch USN
Ck 1c Hilario Magno USN


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