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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 ascending Service Branch
MOMM 1c Joseph Williams USN
Ens Frank Vogel USN
SK 1c John Sullivan USN
CPhM James Starbuck USN
StM 3c Asbell Simmons USN
F 1c Frank Silva USN
Sea 1c Elroy Reifert USN
Ens Linus Regan USN
RM 2c Julius Pieper USN
RM 2c Ludwig Pieper USN
Ens Robert Myron USN
PhM 1c John Miller USN
Sea 1c John Lofton USN
Sea 1c Hamilton Little USN
Sea 2c Harvey Lewis USN
Sea 2c Anthony Lazzara USN
MOMM 2c George Koos USN
SC 1c Robert Jacobs USN
QM 3c Thomas Ivey USN
Cox Ira Hill USN


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