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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Monday, February 19, 1945
Invasion of Iwo Jima
Navy Construction Batallion 133 accompanied the Marine invasion force when the assault on Iwo Jima began on February 19, 1945. The Japanese held their first line of defense, delivering fire from their guns high on Mount Suribachi. The entire beach was covered by mortar, artillery and machine-gun fire from the surrounding hills. ... Seabees were in a precarious position, but they took the severe pounding delivered by the enemy and carried on the job of establishing and operating supply lines to the Marines.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 40

Namesort descending Service Branch
CM 3c Oscar Leaser USN
Ptr 3c Robert Martin USN
MM 3c Blair Mccann USN
WT 2c Julius Mccarty USN
Ch Carp Thomas Mckinney USN
Sea 1c Orie Millard USN
Sea 1c George Mitchell USN
CM 2c Herbert Moxey USN
Sea 1c Leon Newsome USN
CM 1c Harry Noll USN
Sea 2c Robert Olson USN
MOMM 2c Joseph Peck USN
CM 1c Robert Pirie USN
Sea 1c Philander Pittser USN
Lt Francis Robinson USN
F 1c Malcolm Rose USN
Sea 1c Leonard Sale USN
SF 1c Jess Simpson USN
CM 3c Earl Smull USN
SF 3c Casper Tomasetti USN