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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 Carl Costanzo USN
Sea 1c Leo Maiorano USN
Sea 1c Phillip Engesser USN
Sea 1c Joseph Goins USN
BM 1c Frederick Sir USN
QM 3c Raymond Zbylicki USN
Sea 2c James Boyer USN
GM 3c David Crosswhite USN
LCdr William Mathews USN
RM 3c Edward English USN
Cox Kenneth Gordon USN
Sea 2c John Pastor USN
Sea 1c Paul Branz USN
RM 3c Leo Crowe USN
RM 3c Guadalupe Martinez USN
BM 1c Harold Ende USN
Sea 2c Garlan Hewin USN
Sea 2c Ivy Prudhomme USN
Sea 1c Robert Budd USN
Sea 2c William Lawyer USN


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