Follow Us

Follow us   

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 ascending Service Branch
StM 2c Ysidoro Derain USN
CCM Russell Demarais USN
F 2c Archie Delay USN
Ck 1c Florencio Delacruz USN
SF 2c Lawrence Dehart USN
Sea 1c William Deeb USN
Sea 1c Laco Decamp USN
F 1c Vernon Davidson USN
EM 3c Lawrence David USN
Carp Robert Curtis USN
AM 2c Thomas Curran USN
CEM Robert Culley USN
MM 2c Nelson Craig USN
Sea 1c Robert Cornish USN
PhM 3c Carl Coplin USN
RM 1c George Copeland USN
SC 1c George Cooper USN
CBM Harmon Cooper USN
Cox William Conrad USN
EM 2c Maxie Clippard USN


Various Sources