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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 ascending Service Branch
QM 3c Raymond Zbylicki USN
Sea 1c Herman Wolf USN
SC 2c John Wasmer USN
GM 1c Ernest Wanous USN
Sea 1c Merrill Vreeland USN
Sea 2c Harry Vincent USN
Sea 1c William Vanderlinden USN
Sea 1c George Townsend USNR
Sea 1c Joseph Tomasheski USN
F 2c Carl Thulin USN
Sea 2c William Thomas USN
Sea 2c Martin Thies USN
Sea 2c Henry Terry USN
Sea 2c Vernon Taylor USN
GM 1c Frank Surzinski USN
EM 2c Leonard Smuhl USN
BM 1c Frederick Sir USN
Sea 2c John Signorelli USN
Sea 2c Ivy Prudhomme USN
Sea 1c Roy Polson USN


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