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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, March 1, 1945
Battery Fire at Iwo Jima
While taking station off Iwo Jima in preparation for a fire support mission, an enemy shore battery opened fire on Terry scoring a direct hit on the opening salvo with damage to the forward engine room. The blast knocked out the starboard engine and damaged her steering controls. ... Eleven members of the crew were killed and another 19 were wounded by shell bursts. ... Emergency repairs to the battle damage were accomplished along the southern coast of Iwo Jima and after two days, sufficient repairs had been accomplished to allow Terry to proceed to Saipan.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 10

Namesort descending Service Branch
Y 2c Edward Crane USN
MM 2c Maurice Gard USN
WT 2c Charles Grubb USN
CEM Dwight Hall USN
MM 2c Calvin Johnagin USN
F 1c Wayne Lecrone USN
QM 1c John Obrien USN
PhM 2c Raymond Roberts USN
Sea 2c Anthony Rojas USN
Sea 1c John Smith USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)