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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 descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Edward Fallon USN
Sea 1c Donald Garrison USN
Sea 1c Richard Gavillet USN
Sea 1c Joseph Goins USN
Cox Kenneth Gordon USN
Sea 2c Garlan Hewin USN
Sea 1c Richard Hull USN
GM 1c Milton Jackson USN
Sea 1c Hiliary Jackson USN
Sea 2c Guy Jackson USN
CGM Everett Junghans USN
Cox Paul Keith USN
Sea 2c Frederick Kirk USN
Sea 1c Guy Kline USN
Sea 2c Raymond Lapoint USN
Sea 2c William Lawyer USN
Sea 2c Olivo Layton USN
Sea 2c Calvin Leffler USN
Sea 2c Kenneth Lemasters USN
Ens Edward Lesniewski USN


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