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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

Namesort ascending Service Branch
F 1c Marcus Fravel USNR
Sea 1c Raeburn Foley USN
CCM Raymond Fischer USN
EM 1c Norman Cuthriell USN
Y 2c William Curran USN
Y 1c Cornelius Cleary USN
MOMM 1c Domenic Ciluffo USN
Lt(jg) Dewayne Cary USN
F 1c John Campbell USN
MM 3c Frank Burns USN
CTM James Brown USN
WT 3c Adolph Blaszkowski USN
Sea 1c Jerome Banfield USN


DIctionary of American Naval Fighting Ships