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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, March 1, 1942
Action south of Java
Pillsbury and the remnants of the Asiatic Fleet were fighting a holding action, staging out of Balikpapan and Tjilatjap, ports in the Netherlands East Indies when they encountered a powerful Japanese force operating to the south of Java. ... The Japanese force consisted of four battleships, five cruisers, aircraft carrier Soryu and the destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 4. In a night surface action, Pillsbury and Asheville were sunk by teamwork firing of three cruisers and two destroyers in Bali Strait, Netherlands East Indies. ... No survivors were picked up by the Japanese warships.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 185

Namesort descending Service Branch
MM 2c Eldridge Duplichain USN
F 1c Edgar Durfee USN
Std 2c Florencio Echaluce USN
Sea 2c Phillip Edmonds USN
CCS Alton Elliott USN
MM 1c William Ellis USN
F 2c Arnold Evans USN
F 1c Carl Fairbanks USN
Sea 1c Thomas Farnsworth USN
Sea 1c Warren Farquhar USN
Sea 2c John Ferrero USN
Sea 2c Joseph Fetko USN
CBM Ernest Fischer USN
Lt(jg) Howard Fischer USN
MM 3c George Fisher USN
F 2c Donald Fleming USN
Ck 1c Pedro Flores USN
WT 2c Carl Flynn USN
F 1c Warren Frazier USN
Sea 1c Walter Fronkieucyz USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)