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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
F 1c Bernard Mcgee USN
Sea 1c Joseph Mcmullen USN
SC 2c Conrad Mikels USN
F 1c Benedict Mistretta USN
Sea 2c James Mitchell USN
Sea 1c Leon Morone USN
MM 3c Charles Moser USN
F 1c Harry Nix USN
WT 3c Chester Pagurek USN
Sea 1c Howard Patrie USN
SSM 3c Melfore Pelletier USN
Sea 1c Nicholas Perillo USN
WT 3c Robert Pierson USN
Sea 1c Vincent Pisciotta USN
SSM 3c James Plummer USN
WT 3c Bronis Podzon USN
WT 3c Milton Riedel USN
F 2c Robert Rodgers USN
F 2c Shannon Rossiter USN
WT 3c Leon Schultz USN


Various Sources