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Louise Lykes

Saturday, January 9, 1943
U-Boat Attack in North Atlantic
The Freighter SS Louise Lykes was topredoed by U-384 while en route to Belfast, Northern Ireland. There were no survivors. ... After the war, German records showed that the ship's complement put up a tremendous battle, nearly sinking the submarine.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 85

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Joseph Hefty USN
Sea 1c Cleveland Holmes USN
Sea 2c Francis Honiker USN
F/W Jasper Johnson USMM
BM 2c William Kalita USN
Sea 2c Joseph Kearney USN
3rd Engineer Herbert Kirkpatrick USMM
Sea 1c Frank Kleinkauf USN
GM 3c Henry Koerner USN
Wiper Irving Korb USMM
Electrician Maurice Kraus USMM
SM 3c John Lauland USN
Lt(jg) Robert Lippard USN
Messman Charles Loeb USMM
Utility Ralph Lotti USMM
A.B. John Mack USMM
Master Edwin Madden USMM
SM 3c Joseph Meade USN
Steward Herbert Meifort USMM
Deck Cadet Allen Miller USMM

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