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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
Sea 1c Robert Holder USN
Lt Charles Holly USN
CPrtr Harry Holtzman USN
RM 3c William Hudson USN
CM 1c Eddie Hurlocker USN
Gunner Clarence Ingerson USN
MM 3c Robert Jackson USN
MM 2c Charles Jarvis USN
Sea 1c Warren Johnson USN
Y 2c Harold Johnson USN
GM 1c Dwight Jones USN
AMM 3c Harry Jones USN
AMM 3c Walter Kearney USN
EM 2c Gerald Kerfoot USN
PhM 1c George Kiesling USN
Sea 1c Maximilian Krenzel USN
Sea 1c Michael Kulesh USN
Cox Frank Kupczak USN
Sea 1c Nicholas Kurz USN
Cox Theodore Lampe USN


Various Sources