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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Tuesday, February 29, 1944
Lost in the East China Sea
Trout departed Midway Island after fueling on February 16, with plans to finish her patrol and return to Midway on April 7. Nothing further was known of her or her crew of 81. ... Post-war analysis of Japanese records revealed that Sakito Maru was sunk and another ship damaged on February 29 1944 in Trout’s operating area. Since there was no other submarine in the area, it is assumed that Trout was engaged on that date but, if so, she made no report of the action. It is highly probable that she was lost after making the attack.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 81

Name Service Branchsort descending
EM 1c Louis Copt USN
F 2c Lawrence Swentzel USN
MOMM 1c James Hoy USN
MOMM 3c Sherwood Hanford USN
QM 1c William Winter USN
F 2c Roy Abbott USN
EM 2c Frank Corey USN
EM 3c Harold Taylor USN
CEM Robert Hughes USN
EM 1c Odell Hall USN
SM 2c John Wilkowski USN
Bkr 3c Albert Adams USN
Ens Elmer Crain USN
Sea 1c Albert Thurman USN
Sea 1c Paul Hughes USN
TM 1c Albert Halterman USN
GM 3c James Barker USN
Y 3c John Crowley USN
RT 3c Harold Tierney USN
MOMM 2c Robert Kaiser USN