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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
F 1c Allie Brown USN
Carp Robert Curtis USN
Sea 2c Arthur Toft USN
Sea 1c Wilbur Naish USN
Sea 1c Charles Scott USN
Sea 1c Clifford Garner USN
Y 2c Harold Johnson USN
MM 3c Evert Mason USN
Sea 2c Raymond Shubert USN
GM 1c Claude Terry USN
Sea 1c Virgil Weiss USN
Std 1c Numeriano Luis USN
Sea 1c Robert Thurston USN
SK 3c Herman Whisman USN
Sea 1c Michael Kulesh USN
MM 3c Robert Jackson USN
Bug 1c Thaddies Hamby USN
MM 2c Edgar Brown USN
Ens James Thurman USN
Sea 1c Russell Volk USN


Various Sources