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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
SC 3c Jake Cox USN
Sea 1c Edward Frieary USN
Y 2c Joseph Klubertanz USN
AMM 3c Thomas Matthews USN
SSM 3c James Plummer USN
F 1c Henry Williams USN
MM 3c Ira Currie USN
MM 3c Fred Frey USN
F 1c John Kiszkiel USN
WT 1c John Mcdougald USN
Sea 1c Vincent Pisciotta USN
AMM 2c Richard Williams USN
SC 3c Albert Dague USN
CCS Sylvio Faela USN
Sea 2c Gerald Klaren USN
Sea 1c Joseph Mcmullen USN
WT 3c Milton Riedel USN
WT 2c Frederick Wilson USN
Lt(jg) Albert Harshbarger USN
EM 2c Alden Evans USN


Various Sources