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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
AMM 3c Harry Jones USN
F 2c Joseph Londo USN
AMM 3c Charles Soke USN
CMM Arthur Sivesin USN
Sea 2c Peter Vitale USN
Ck 2c Mateo Penawin USN
AMM 3c Joseph Wolkowicz USN
EM 3c Lawrence David USN
Sea 1c Joseph Peden USN
Sea 1c Jack Thomas USN
MM 3c Randolph Smersh USN
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


Various Sources