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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

Name Service Branchsort ascending
Sea 1c Jesse Appel USN
MOMM 1c Robert Jenckes USN
EM 2c Charles Feazelle USN
F 1c Bernard Oconnell USN
SC 1c William Rogers USN
Sea 1c John Bennett USN
EM 1c Fred Kirschbaum USN
SM 1c George Eaves USN
QM 3c Phillip Parady USN
Bkr 3c Stanley Rokosz USN
Sea 1c Robert Bissell USN
RM 2c Martin Keesee USN
MOMM 2c William Dennis USN
Sea 1c Howard Page USN
F 1c Vincent Ritzenhein USN
TM 2c Carl Blum USN
EM 3c Eugene Laux USN
MOMM 2c Chester Delbridge USN
SC 1c Jay Owen USN
F 1c Peter Revotskie USN