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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
Lt Charles Holly USN
Sea 1c Robert Holder USN
AMM 2c Chris Hoffman USN
Sea 1c Allen Hoey USN
PhM 3c Edwin Hoekstra USN
WT 2c James Hoagland USN
Sea 1c Frank Hickman USN
MM 2c Max Henriksen USN
EM 1c Harold Hasselbrink USN
Sea 1c Lamar Harron USN
RM 3c Hohlaus Hanson USN
AOM 1c Russell Hannah USN
Lt James Handley USN
Bug 1c Thaddies Hamby USN
AM 1c John Ham USN
MM 1c George Grosse USN
EM 1c Earl Griffin USN
AMM 2c Fred Greer USN
AMM 3c Milton Gleeson USN
SK 1c George Gill USN


Various Sources