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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
CMM Charles Mummey USN
Y 3c Richard Ratajik USN
RM 2c William Byran USN
SK 1c Harry Swann USN
Sea 1c Stanley Phillips USN
MM 2c Mark Ross USN
Bug 1c Gary Dudley USN
MM 1c George Grosse USN
MM 2c Earl Mitchell USN
Sea 1c Harold Woods USN
Lt(jg) John Mcgarrity USN
CQM Wyott Ordung USN
EM 2c Aubrey Lindley USN
Ptr 3c Clyde Brinkhurst USN
EM 3c William Mcmahen USN
AMM 2c Chris Hoffman USN
F 1c Daniel Leinthall USN
Sea 1c Robert Cornish USN
SC 3c Harold Byrne USN
Sea 1c Donald Swehla USN


Various Sources