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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, June 19, 1944
Mined off Normandy
LST-523 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944, While operating off the Normandy beachhead, LST 523 struck an enemy mine. Forty-two of her men perished in the incident. LST 523 was damaged so severely by the mine explosion that she sank almost immediately after being hit.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 40

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Sylvester Baglieri USN
MOMM 3c Richard Bartels USN
Cox William Bolen USN
GM 2c William Carney USN
F 1c Theodore Ceplecha USN
F 2c Charles Clair USN
Ens Homer Damirgian USN
MOMM 1c Melvin Davis USN
WT 1c Charles Dillenburg USN
F 1c Roy Farmer USN
Sea 2c Hubert Flowers USN
F 1c William Forrester USN
StM 1c Ferdinand Glapion USN
QM 1c Richard Glenn USN
PhM 1c John Graham USN
Y 2c Charles Green USN
Ens William Griffith USN
MOMM 3c Michael Haltner USN
EM 3c Heber Harsey USN
MOMM 2c Harry Hatfield USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)