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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
MM 2c Edgar Brown USN
Ens James Thurman USN
Sea 1c Russell Volk USN
RM 2c Carl Sanders USN
Sea 1c James Scott USN
F 1c Donald Gestner USN
MM 2c Charles Jarvis USN
PhM 3c David Mathias USN
Gunner Clarence Ingerson USN
SM 1c Thomas Sullivan USN
CBM Arthur Wickham USN
Std 3c Macario Saprid USN
Sea 1c Francis Wolven USN
Sea 1c Albert Schmidt USN
Sea 2c Robert Wallace USN
GM 1c Dwight Jones USN
EM 2c Gerald Kerfoot USN
EM 2c William Burcher USN
Sea 2c Edwin Thedford USN
Cox Harry Walker USN


Various Sources