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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 Tracy Mansfield USN
Ck 2c Salvador Maranon USN
Y 3c John Martin USN
MM 3c Evert Mason USN
PhM 3c David Mathias USN
F 1c Marvin Mccollough USN
Lt(jg) John Mcgarrity USN
F 1c Kenneth Mckindsey USN
AMM 3c John Mckinstry USN
Bkr 2c Robert Mclean USN
EM 3c William Mcmahen USN
AMM 2c Chester Mead USN
Ens Walter Menchuk USN
Sea 1c Frank Michalowske USN
MM 2c John Mihalovich USN
F 2c Edward Miller USN
SF 2c Kearney Miller USN
MM 2c Earl Mitchell USN
RM 3c Donald Modrow USN
PhM 2c Joseph Moffett USN


Various Sources