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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
BM 1c Laten Riley USN
HA 2c Pete Manly USN
Sea 1c Morris Goldstein USN
HA 1c Vernon Williams USN
Sea 2c William Hathcox USN
CBM Vernon Zoller USN
RM 3c Harold Alcock USN
F 1c Charles Hofmann USN
Mus 2c Kenneth Cripe USN
F 2c Carl Hilton USN
Y 2c Hollice Voyles USN
SK 3c Robert Dunn USN
Sea 1c Raymond Sturgeon USN
CTC Charles Evans USN
Sea 2c Glen Thomas USN
Y 2c LeRoy Johnson USN
Sea 1c Melvin Thau USN
HA 2c Robert Kester USN
Sea 1c Henry Orourke USN
Sea 2c Stonewall Kendrick USN


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