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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, September 25, 1943
Lost at Sea
Pompano departed Midway 20 August, 1943, intending to patrol the Japanese coast off Hokaido and Honshu. She was never heard from again, although Japanese records indicate two cargo ships were sunk in her area in September 1943. The records make no mention of any anti-submarine attacks in the area during this period. Since the Japanese coast in her patrol area was known to be heavily mined, the most probable cause for her loss was striking a mine.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 79

Namesort descending Service Branch
MOMM 1c Don Allen USN
MOMM 2c Leonard Anstine USN
Sea 1c Jesse Appel USN
Sea 1c John Bennett USN
Sea 1c Robert Bissell USN
TM 2c Carl Blum USN
Lt(jg) George Brooks USN
MOMM 2c James Buckley USN
MM 2c Hebert Calcaterra USN
Lt Robert Carlson USN
CTM Robert Case USN
MOMM 1c Leo Caskey USN
FC 3c William Christian USN
QM 2c Huston Cravens USN
MOMM 2c Chester Delbridge USN
MOMM 2c William Dennis USN
SM 1c George Eaves USN
EM 2c Charles Feazelle USN
SM 3c George Gaffney USN
EM 2c Edward Galloway USN


Prepared by: J.P.O’Hara, CDR, USN (Ret.)