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Orestes

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
SC 2c John Mcmullan USN
Sea 1c Loyd Leonard USN
Sea 2c Raymond Lengling USN
SC 3c Harry Leeds USN
Sea 1c William Lampi USN
SC 3c Andrew Laker USN
Sea 1c Jack Kyriss USN
Sea 1c Lawrence Kossman USN
MOMM 2c Woodrow Koerner USN
SF 2c George Kirk USN
Sea 1c Lloyd King USN
MOMM 2c Clifford Jackson USN
Elec Charles Hayes USN
CMOMM Glen Griffith USN
Sea 2c William Greenhalge USN
F 1c Elmer Gray USN
Sea 1c John Gormley USN
F 1c Montie Goolsby USN
Sea 1c Monte Frudenfeld USN
MM 3c Robert Fries USN

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