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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
MM 3c Fred Frey USN
Sea 1c Edward Frieary USN
MM 3c Charles Gallos USN
Sea 1c Herbert Goodwin USN
SC 2c Mario Grana USN
WT 3c Orman Hall USN
F 2c Thomas Hands USN
Lt(jg) Albert Harshbarger USN
SC 3c Jay Hauger USN
MM 2c Wilfred Hebert USN
Sea 1c Bernard Henehan USN
SC 3c Gustave Heppes USN
Sea 1c John Hetzler USN
EM 2c William Hicks USN
SC 2c Albert Hildreth USN
MM 2c Robert Hull USN
F 1c Frank Kamp USN
F 1c John Kiszkiel USN
Sea 2c Gerald Klaren USN
Y 2c Joseph Klubertanz USN


Various Sources