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Langley

Ship Designation: 
AV-3
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
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
Sea 1c Floyd Nelson USN
AM 3c Don Seale USN
Sea 1c Dorsey Elkins USN
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

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