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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 Grafton Ryder USN
RM 2c Robert Sanderlin USN
RM 2c Carl Sanders USN
Std 3c Macario Saprid USN
F 2c Eugene Schaefer USN
Sea 1c Albert Schmidt USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Schroer USN
GM 2c David Scott USN
Sea 1c Charles Scott USN
Sea 1c James Scott USN
AM 3c Don Seale USN
Sea 1c John Sentell USN
Ptr 2c Johnnie Sessions USN
BM 2c Herbert Shaffer USN
PhM 2c Purdy Sharp USN
Sea 1c James Sharp USN
CWT Lloyd Shearer USN
Sea 1c Alfred Sheets USN
RM 2c Taylor Shields USN
Sea 2c Raymond Shubert USN


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