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Santee

Wednesday, October 25, 1944
Attack near Philippines
At 0736 on October 25, Santee launched five Avenger and eight Wildcat aircraft for an attack against Japanese surface units some 120 miles to the north. At 0740, a Japanese plane made a suicide dive on Santee with an estimated 63 kilogram bomb, crashing through the flight deck and stopping on the hangar deck. At 0756, a torpedo struck the ship, causing flooding of several compartments and a six degree list. Emergency repairs were completed by 0935.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 13

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Oscar Decker USN
Sea 2c Vincent Depanicis USN
StM 1c Robert Dickerson USN
ACMM Ether Goodson USN
Sea 1c Ernest Hill USN
TM 2c Joseph Klein USN
Sea 1c Levon Mathews USN
CBM Hooper Mcfarland USN
Sea 1c Shuler Odom USN
AMM 3c William Onan USN
Sea 1c James Sanford USN
ART 2c Clinton Stoneman USN
Sea 1c Clarence Taylor USN