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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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 ascending Service Branch
MM 3c Wayne Proctor USN
Lt Claire Poole USN
CMOMM Chester Phipps USN
CMOMM Chester Phillips USN
QM 3c Phillip Parady USN
Sea 1c Howard Page USN
SC 1c Jay Owen USN
F 1c Bernard Oconnell USN
TM 2c Raymond Morgan USN
TM 3c Arthur Moitz USN
TM 2c William Mikkelson USN
GM 3c Robert Meyer USN
F 1c Wm. Messerschmidt USN
Lt Thomas Mcgrath USN
MOMM 1c Cleo Matthews USN
MM 3c Donald Masucci USN
MM 3c Raymond Mansfield USN
CEM Charles Madden USN
Lt Robert Lorenz USN
StM 1c Wesley Leonard USN