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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 William Hiatt USN
CM 3c Howard Henderson USN
Sea 2c Eugene Helms USN
Sea 1c William Hazen USN
TM 3c Quinton Hausman USN
Sea 1c Clark Hatfield USN
BM 2c Ramon Hartenberger USN
WT 2c William Hart USN
Sea 1c Lester Harris USN
MM 3c Paul Harper USN
GM 1c James Harper USN
F 2c Billy Hall USN
F 2c Robert Hale USN
Sea 2c Victor Hagen USN
MM 3c Paul Gund USN
RM 3c Alfred Guarino USN
F 1c Ray Grinstead USN
Sea 1c Francis Glassett USN
EM 2c Earl Gilbrech USN
CTM Frank Giesen USN


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