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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 ascending
MOMM 2c Joseph Charters USN
Bkr 2c Roy Keefer USN
TM 1c George Foote USN
Mach Charles Robellaz USN
Sea 1c Robert Washburn USN
TM 1c Ralph Childers USN
TM 2c Thomas James USN
MOMM 2c James Evans USN
EM 3c Parley Price USN
RM 2c Everett Welch USN
RM 2c Harold Cleek USN
Sea 1c Dallas Hunter USN
Sea 1c Harold Emig USN
MOMM 2c Ivan Priefert USN
Sea 1c Joseph Willinsky USN
Lt Charles Leary USN
F 2c Carl Johnson USN
Y 1c Edward Erickson USN
EM 3c Robert Pheifer USN
CQM Alonzo Wright USN


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