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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 ascending Service Branch
Sea 1c Charles Parsons USN
Sea 1c William Parker USN
RM 2c Francis Parfitt USN
CGM Andrew Ozment USN
Sea 1c Jack Overcash USN
Std 3c Emiliano Ormilla USN
Y 3c Bernard Oneil USN
Sea 2c Avon Olson USN
Sea 2c Charles Odle USN
MM 3c Charles Norris USN
F 3c James Noe USN
WT 2c Joseph Nicholl USN
QM 2c Frank Muldowney USN
Ck 3c Baltazar Movilla USN
SK 1c Sam Morrow USN
F 1c Mario Morra USN
Sea 1c Paul Mitchell USN
RM 2c August Menichetti USN
B 1c Truman Mccaslin USN
TM 3c Robert Marshall USN


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