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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, November 29, 1944
Kamikaze Attack off Leyte
During a raid on November 27, guns of TG 77.2 splashed 11 of the attacking planes. Shortly after sunset two days later, a determined suicide plane dove through the clouds and crashed Maryland between turrets Nos. 1 and 2. ... Thirty-one sailors died in the explosion and fire that followed; however, the sturdy battleship continued her patrols until relieved 2 December. ... She reached Pearl Harbor 19 December and during the next two months workmen repaired and refitted Fighting Mary.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 32

Namesort descending Service Branch
RM 3c Harold Alcock USN
Mus 2c Kenneth Cripe USN
SK 3c Robert Dunn USN
CTC Charles Evans USN
Sea 1c Morris Goldstein USN
Sea 2c William Hathcox USN
F 2c Carl Hilton USN
F 1c Charles Hofmann USN
Y 2c LeRoy Johnson USN
Sea 2c Stonewall Kendrick USN
HA 2c Robert Kester USN
Sea 2c Thomas Kukon USN
Sea 2c Fargust Lamb USN
Sea 1c Jack Lucas USN
F 2c Jack Mangold USN
HA 2c Pete Manly USN
FC 3c Robert Markshauen USN
Sea 1c Lloyd Milligan USN
SF 2c Victor Newman USN
EM 1c Rudolph Niss USN


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