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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
BM 2c Billy Bates USN
Sea 2c Calvin Collins USN
CGM Everett Junghans USN
Sea 1c Leonard Faison USN
Sea 2c Charles Deforest USN
Sea 1c Joseph Tomasheski USN
BM 2c George Mulvaney USN
Cox Robert Beckley USN
Sea 1c Harlen Cornett USN
Sea 2c William Magill USN
Sea 2c Wiliam Faley USN
Sea 1c Donald Garrison USN
EM 2c Leonard Smuhl USN
SC 2c John Wasmer USN
GM 3c Fred Biermann USN
Sea 1c Pascal Cosentino USN
Sea 2c Charles Magnusson USN
Sea 1c Edward Fallon USN
Sea 1c Richard Gavillet USN
Sea 2c John Signorelli USN


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