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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, December 30, 1944
Kamikaze Attack
Pringle came under intense air attack while escorting a resupply echelon to Mindoro from December 27 - 30, 1944. Several ships in the convoy were sunk, while Pringle shot down two planes. ... On the 30th a Kamikaze crashed into her after deckhouse, killing 11 men and injuring 20, totally destroying one 40mm mount and damaging two 5-inch mounts.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 11

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c James Bennett USN
Sea 1c Dee Clark USN
Sea 1c Michael Corriero USN
RDM 3c Thomas Fugazzi USN
Sea 2c Jerry Holubicka USN
CBM Theophil Hudy USN
Sea 1c Roy Jackson USN
GM 3c John Kowalick USN
Sea 1c Clifton Liewald USN
Sea 2c Frank Poniatowski USN
Sea 2c Edward Wilcox USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)