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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, March 19, 1945
Air Attack off the coast of Japan
On March 19, 1945, while headed for strikes on airfields and naval bases in Japan, Wasp received a bomb hit that pierced the flight and hanger decks and exploded in a compartment below. ... It was her only major injury of the war. ... She remained in action for several more days before steaming to the U.S. for repairs.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 94

Namesort descending Service Branch
SSML 2c Gustav Anderson USN
Sea 1c Peter Bella USN
CCS Philip Bernino USN
SC 2c James Bertelson USN
SC 2c Frank Bettencourt USN
EM 2c Melvin Blatt USN
Sea 1c Marvin Brust USN
Sea 1c Floyd Burke USN
BM 1c Breckenridge Caine USN
Ch Elec Lester Clement USN
SC 3c Jake Cox USN
MM 3c Ira Currie USN
SC 3c Albert Dague USN
Sea 1c Edward Damrose USN
MM 1c Everett Davis USN
SF 3c Jesse Dickens USN
Sea 2c Willis Dore USN
ACMM Paul Duffer USN
EM 2c Alden Evans USN
CCS Sylvio Faela USN


Various Sources