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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 ascending
StM 2c Ysidoro Derain USN
CEM Robert Culley USN
Sea 1c Merle Stone USN
MM 2c John Musser USN
CWT Lloyd Shearer USN
Lt Nat Frey USN
RM 3c William Hudson USN
Ens Vernon Loomer USN
F 2c William Morisette USN
Sea 1c Jack Sowder USN
Mach Edward Visnesky USN
Ck 2c Salvador Maranon USN
GM 2c David Scott USN
Sea 1c Warren Johnson USN
MM 3c Harry Moorer USN
AMM 1c Walter Carlson USN
BM 2c Herbert Shaffer USN
SF 1c Lloyd Bray USN
AM 2c Thomas Curran USN
MM 2c Grover Todd USN


Various Sources