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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, June 26, 1943
Lost off Kurile Islands
On 27 May, Runner departed Midway for the Kuriles on her third patrol. She was never heard from again. Apparently, her torpedoes were functioning properly on this patrol, since post-war analysis of Japanese records indicated that the Seinan Maru was sunk off Hokkaido on 11 June, and the Shinryu Maru off the Kuriles on 26 June. Both sinkings were in Runner’s patrol area. The records are silent as to any action that might have resulted in her loss. Since there were four known minefields in her area, her loss is presumed to be due to striking a mine.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 78

Name Service Branchsort descending
CMOMM Roger Gardner USN
Lt George Schottler USN
Sea 2c Rex Stevens USN
Sea 2c Walter Blank USN
Sea 1c Herald Lampman USN
Lt(jg) Hubert Gluski USN
SM 2c R. Seabaugh USN
GM 2c Robert Sweatt USN
MOMM 1c Primo Bobba USN
StM 2c Charles Laws USN
F 1c Marion Glowski USN
EM 1c John Rogers USN
EM 2c Robert Updegrove USN
MOMM 1c Josiah Boone USN
MOMM 2c William Kremin USN
RM 3c Morton Golden USN
EM 3c John Ruscoe USN
SC 2c George Zipp USN


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