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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 2c Roy Mcgee USN
Sea 1c Paul Davis USN
GM 1c Ernest Wanous USN
Sea 1c Paul Papas USN
Sea 1c Angelo Carmella USN
Sea 1c Hiliary Jackson USN
CPhM Milton Mcclain USN
Sea 2c Frank Daurio USN
Sea 1c Merrill Vreeland USN
Sea 2c John Nester USN
SSM 1c Arthur Auretta USN
RM 3c James Clune USN
Sea 2c Guy Jackson USN
RM 2c Robert Melvey USN
EM 2c Carlyle Dameron USN
Sea 1c William Vanderlinden USN
Sea 2c Leroy Nichols USN
Sea 2c Thomas Baruth USN
Sea 1c Arlington Collier USN
Sea 1c Richard Hull USN


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