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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
Sea 2c Charles Seymour USN
SC 3c William Shaw USN
SC 1c Henry Smith USN
Sea 1c Gilbert Soucy USN
MM 2c Paul Stutzenberger USN
SC 1c Emmett Sullivan USN
SC 2c Luis Tidwell USN
SC 3c Thomas Vanpelt USN
EM 2c Guy Walker USN
Sea 1c Marron Ward USN
F 1c Henry Williams USN
AMM 2c Richard Williams USN
WT 2c Frederick Wilson USN
MM 3c William Yuknewicz USN


Various Sources