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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, December 30, 1944
Struck by Bomber at Mindoro
Late the next month, while in a Mindoro bound convoy with 30 PT Boats and 50 other vessels enemy planes made life tenuous. ... On December 30, a Val bomber came in low on the starboard side and crashed Orestes amidships causing heavy damage and the loss of 45 members of the crew. Accompanying LCIs finally brought the resultant fires under control and the craft was beached.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 53

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 1c Jerome Banfield USN
Sea 1c Clark Robison USN
SF 2c George Kirk USN
Sea 1c John Smith USN
WT 3c Adolph Blaszkowski USN
MOMM 1c Dewey Thomas USN
Sea 1c Lloyd King USN
SC 2c John Mcmullan USN
CTM James Brown USN
SK 3c William Taylor USN
MOMM 2c Woodrow Koerner USN
SC 3c Harry Leeds USN
MM 3c Frank Burns USN
CEM Floyd Stearns USN
Sea 1c William Lampi USN
StM 1c Vesper Stuckey USN
F 1c John Campbell USN
CCM Raymond Fischer USN
SC 3c Andrew Laker USN
Lt(jg) Dewayne Cary USN


DIctionary of American Naval Fighting Ships