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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 2c Corbin Lewis USN
Sea 2c Thomas Lewis USN
Sea 2c Ralph Libero USN
Sea 2c William Magill USN
Sea 2c Charles Magnusson USN
Sea 1c Leo Maiorano USN
RM 3c Guadalupe Martinez USN
LCdr William Mathews USN
CPhM Milton Mcclain USN
Sea 2c Roy Mcgee USN
RM 2c Robert Melvey USN
Sea 1c David Millar USN
BM 2c George Mulvaney USN
Sea 2c Donald Murney USN
Sea 2c John Nester USN
Sea 2c Leroy Nichols USN
Sea 2c Edward Nobliski USN
Sea 2c Thomas Okelley USN
Sea 2c Norvel Owens USN
Sea 2c June Page USN


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