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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 2c Henry Moore USN
MM 3c Harry Moorer USN
F 2c William Morisette USN
CMM Charles Mummey USN
MM 2c John Musser USN
Sea 1c Wilbur Naish USN
Sea 1c Floyd Nelson USN
SC 2c Howard Obrien USN
CQM Wyott Ordung USN
RM 3c Douglas Otoole USN
CM 2c John Palmer USN
BM 2c Clyde Parker USN
MM 2c James Parks USN
CM 1c Lewis Patterson USN
CY Farrel Patton USN
Sea 1c Joseph Peden USN
Ck 2c Mateo Penawin USN
EM 1c John Pennington USN
SK 1c Paul Phillips USN
Sea 1c Stanley Phillips USN


Various Sources