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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Friday, June 9, 1944
Torpedoed in Engilsh Channel
LST 314 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations: Sicilian occupation, July 1943; Salerno landings, September 1943; Invasion of Normandy, June 1944. While off the coast of Normandy, LST 314 was struck by an enemy torpedo. Extensive damage sustained in torpedo attack sinks LST 314. 67 officers and crew perish in the attack.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 60

Name Service Branchsort descending
MOMM 1c Clarence Bates USN
SC 1c Howard Eagle USN
ARM 2c John Mcgann USN
EM 3c Hillard Stephens USN
CMOMM James Brazzell USN
Cox Dale Fish USN
Sea 2c William Mcgrath USN
QM 1c Robert Struve USN
StM 1c Joseph Byas USN
MOMM 2c Thomas Farrell USN
Sea 2c Ernest Mclong USN
SF 3c Joseph Vasko USN
BM 2c Doyle Byers USN
MOMM 2c Raymond Lau USN
Sea 2c Robert Mclaughlin USN
Sea 1c James Trout USN
Cox Thomas Carmichael USN
MOMM 1c Howard Labaw USN
Sea 2c Walter Mclaughlin USN
Sea 1c James Watson USN