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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 ascending Service Branch
CBM Vernon Zoller USN
HA 1c Vernon Williams USN
Y 2c Hollice Voyles USN
Sea 2c Glen Thomas USN
Sea 1c Melvin Thau USN
Sea 1c Raymond Sturgeon USN
Sea 2c Gordon Ryman USN
BM 1c Laten Riley USN
Sea 1c J. Peacock USN
Sea 2c Rufus Overstreet USN
Sea 1c Henry Orourke USN
GM 3c Irwin Nopen USN
EM 1c Rudolph Niss USN
SF 2c Victor Newman USN
Sea 1c Lloyd Milligan USN
FC 3c Robert Markshauen USN
HA 2c Pete Manly USN
F 2c Jack Mangold USN
Sea 1c Jack Lucas USN
Sea 2c Fargust Lamb USN


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