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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 1c Wendell Bullerdick USN
Sea 2c Olivo Layton USN
Ens Edward Lesniewski USN
Sea 2c Lonnie Drake USN
Sea 2c William Thomas USN
Sea 2c Thomas Okelley USN
Sea 2c Taylor Burgett USN
Sea 2c Raymond Lapoint USN
Sea 2c Thomas Lewis USN
Sea 2c Michael Dufala USN
F 2c Carl Thulin USN
Sea 2c Edward Nobliski USN
CRM Eugene Burklow USN
Sea 1c Guy Kline USN
Sea 2c Ralph Libero USN
F 2c Edward Dudka USN
Sea 2c Henry Terry USN
Sea 2c Norvel Owens USN
RM 2c Richard Burner USN
Sea 2c Frederick Kirk USN


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