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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 descending Service Branch
PhM 1c Cleo Rafferty USN
TM 2c G. Reed USN
F 1c Peter Revotskie USN
RM 3c Robert Rice USN
F 1c Vincent Ritzenhein USN
EM 2c Arthur Rodgers USN
SC 1c William Rogers USN
Bkr 3c Stanley Rokosz USN
MM 3c Joseph Rubscha USN
RT 1c Frank Scott USN
F 1c Joseph Shedloski USN
MM 3c Irvin Slinden USN
TM 1c Vernon Swanson USN
LCdr Willis Thomas USN
TM 3c Jean Wagner USN
TM 3c Victor Wagner USN
EM 3c Michael Warwick USN
Sea 1c David White USN
CMOMM Charlie Wilson USN