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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 ascending Service Branch
MM 3c Harry Moorer USN
Sea 2c Henry Moore USN
PhM 2c Joseph Moffett USN
RM 3c Donald Modrow USN
MM 2c Earl Mitchell USN
SF 2c Kearney Miller USN
F 2c Edward Miller USN
MM 2c John Mihalovich USN
Sea 1c Frank Michalowske USN
Ens Walter Menchuk USN
AMM 2c Chester Mead USN
EM 3c William Mcmahen USN
Bkr 2c Robert Mclean USN
AMM 3c John Mckinstry USN
F 1c Kenneth Mckindsey USN
Lt(jg) John Mcgarrity USN
F 1c Marvin Mccollough USN
PhM 3c David Mathias USN
MM 3c Evert Mason USN
Y 3c John Martin USN


Various Sources