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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 ascending
SF 3c Robert Yensan USN
MOMM 3c Richard Przybys USN
Lt Capel Mcnash USN
Ens Frederick Ziethen USN
Bos'n Edward Smith USN
Sea 1c Loyd Leonard USN
Sea 1c Monte Frudenfeld USN
Ens Rex Sherman USN
Sea 2c Raymond Lengling USN
Sea 2c William Greenhalge USN
F 1c Vito Sammartino USN
MOMM 2c Clifford Jackson USN
Sea 1c Robert Pace USN


DIctionary of American Naval Fighting Ships