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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, February 17, 1945
Battery fire from Iwo Jima
On February 16, Pensacola opened fire on the northwest sector of Iwo Jima to prepare for the landings. ... The next morning, Pensacola took six hits from enemy shore batteries as her guns covered operations of the minesweepers close inshore. ... Three of her officers and 14 men were killed. Another five officers and 114 men were injured.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 17

Namesort descending Service Branch
Cdr Austin Behan USN
Sea 1c William Brandt USN
Lt William Clark USN
CGM George Cypfers USN
Lt(jg) William Fearn USN
WT 3c Lester Harmon USN
Sea 2c John Instine USN
RDM 3c George Leonard USN
F 1c Mike Nemesh USN
StM 2c Clarence Oakes USN
Sea 1c Loraine Petterson USN
RDM 2c Omer Rowland USN
Sea 1c Wilbur Scott USN
Sea 2c Edward Shugart USN
Sea 1c Charles Snyder USN
RDM 3c Herbert Stone USN
Sea 1c Louis Travis USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)