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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 ascending Service Branch
MM 3c William Yuknewicz USN
WT 2c Frederick Wilson USN
F 1c Henry Williams USN
AMM 2c Richard Williams USN
Sea 1c Marron Ward USN
EM 2c Guy Walker USN
SC 3c Thomas Vanpelt USN
SC 2c Luis Tidwell USN
SC 1c Emmett Sullivan USN
MM 2c Paul Stutzenberger USN
Sea 1c Gilbert Soucy USN
SC 1c Henry Smith USN
SC 3c William Shaw USN
Sea 2c Charles Seymour USN
WT 3c Leon Schultz USN
F 2c Shannon Rossiter USN
F 2c Robert Rodgers USN
WT 3c Milton Riedel USN
WT 3c Bronis Podzon USN
SSM 3c James Plummer USN


Various Sources