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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, September 28, 1943
Lost at Sea
Cisco’s assigned patrol covered a large area in the South China Sea. Her expected position on 28 September 1943 was due west of Mindanao in the center of the Sulu Sea. Japanese records mention a combined ship and aircraft ASW action on that date slightly north and east of that position. The record reported the bombing of a submarine trailing oil, and that oil continued to surface until 10 October. Since no other submarine reported an attack in that position on that date, it is assumed that this attack involved Cisco. Nothing further was heard from Cisco or her crew of 76 men.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 76

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 2c John Anderson USN
F 1c Donald Johnson USN
EM 1c William Dohlus USN
RM 3c Richard Morrissey USN
MOMM 2c Lawrence Wetsky USN
Sea 1c Edgar Argersinger USN
TM 3c Sterling Kishbaugh USN
SC 2c Rudolf Diery USN
Ens Clarence Petersen USN
EM 3c Howard Wehr USN
SC 1c Walter Baker USN
MOMM 2c Alex Keller USN
Sea 1c Myrle Edwards USN
TM 2c Read Pitman USN
LCdr August Weinel USN
Lt Howard Berry USN
TM 3c David Lacasse USN
MOMM 1c Richard Fisher USN
F 1c Mario Sermini USN
EM 3c George Warren USN


Prepared by: J.P. O’Hara, CDR, USN (Ret.)