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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
F 1c James Clayton USN
Sea 1c John Clifton USN
EM 2c Maxie Clippard USN
Cox William Conrad USN
SC 1c George Cooper USN
CBM Harmon Cooper USN
RM 1c George Copeland USN
PhM 3c Carl Coplin USN
Sea 1c Robert Cornish USN
MM 2c Nelson Craig USN
CEM Robert Culley USN
AM 2c Thomas Curran USN
Carp Robert Curtis USN
EM 3c Lawrence David USN
F 1c Vernon Davidson USN
Sea 1c Laco Decamp USN
Sea 1c William Deeb USN
SF 2c Lawrence Dehart USN
Ck 1c Florencio Delacruz USN
F 2c Archie Delay USN


Various Sources