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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 descending Service Branch
Elec Charles Hayes USN
MOMM 2c Clifford Jackson USN
Sea 1c Lloyd King USN
SF 2c George Kirk USN
MOMM 2c Woodrow Koerner USN
Sea 1c Lawrence Kossman USN
Sea 1c Jack Kyriss USN
SC 3c Andrew Laker USN
Sea 1c William Lampi USN
SC 3c Harry Leeds USN
Sea 2c Raymond Lengling USN
Sea 1c Loyd Leonard USN
SC 2c John Mcmullan USN
Lt Capel Mcnash USN
Sea 2c Louis Munoz USN
MM 2c Walter Owsianny USN
Sea 1c Robert Pace USN
MOMM 3c Richard Przybys USN
Sea 1c Clark Robison USN
F 1c Vito Sammartino USN


DIctionary of American Naval Fighting Ships