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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, October 1, 1943
Air Attack off Solomon Islands
LST-448 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the consolidation of the southern Solomons, June 1943, and the Vella Lavella occupation, October 1943. While operating off the Solomon Islands Japanese aircraft bombed and severely damaged LST 448. Nineteen of her men perished in the attack. LST 448 sank from the damages sustained in the bombing attack. She was struck from the Naval Register, 26 October 1943.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 18

Namesort descending Service Branch
MOMM 2c Joseph Adams USN
QM 3c Mark Burgess USN
MOMM 1c George Cazaubon USN
F 1c John Dickens USN
F 1c Herbert Dowden USN
MOMM 2c Raymond Fallon USN
EM 3c William Gray USN
MOMM 2c James Hall USN
SF 3c Harold Hancock USN
Sea 1c Alfred Larue USN
Sea 2c Ben Lawicki USN
BM 2c Jack Malloy USN
CCS John Martin USN
F 2c John Martin USN
F 1c Harold Oneil USN
Sea 1c Joseph Shanahan USN
GM 1c William Wester USN
Sea 1c Frank Whiterock USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)