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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, December 13, 1944
Kamikaze Attack near Mindoro
While en route to participate in the invasion of Mindoro, Nashville was struck by a kamikaze off Negros Island. The aircraft crashed into her port 5-inch mount, both bombs exploding about 10 feet off the deck. ... Gasoline fires and exploding ammunition made her midships area an inferno, but although 133 were killed and 190 wounded, her remaining 5-inch guns continued to provide antiaircraft cover.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 103

Namesort descending Service Branch
SSM 1c Arthur Auretta USN
Sea 2c Thomas Baruth USN
BM 2c Billy Bates USN
Cox Robert Beckley USN
GM 3c Fred Biermann USN
Cdr Richard Boutelle USN
Sea 2c James Boyer USN
Sea 1c Paul Branz USN
Sea 1c Robert Budd USN
Sea 1c Wendell Bullerdick USN
Sea 2c Taylor Burgett USN
CRM Eugene Burklow USN
RM 2c Richard Burner USN
Sea 2c Horace Butler USN
Sea 1c Wayne Byram USN
Sea 1c Angelo Carmella USN
RM 3c James Clune USN
Sea 1c Arlington Collier USN
Sea 2c Calvin Collins USN
Sea 1c Harlen Cornett USN


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