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Wichita

Saturday, September 19, 1942
Torpedo Attack by Submarine U516
After leaving Takoradi on September 1st, the Wichita was never heard from again. The commander of the attacking submarine later reported that the ship went down in less than a minute after being hit.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 50

Namesort ascending Service Branch
2nd Engineer Gordon Townsend USMM
Electrician Harry Sofer USMM
Radio Officer Walter Skiba USMM
A.B. Rudolf Schmidt USMM
Messman Walter Salvan USMM
Wiper Milton Ryan USMM
A.B. Peter Roti USMM
Sea 2c Roy Prater USN
3rd Mate Edward Pawlowski USMM
Cook William Novack USMM
Wiper Andrew Moonan USMM
A.B. Jack Mishkin USMM
3rd Engineer Herman Menze USMM
1st Engineer James Mcnally USMM
A.B. William Mclarin USMM
Chief Steward Thomas Mccawley USMM
Bosun Frank Martinez USMM
3rd Engineer Ceslaus Maciorowski USMM
Sea 2c Ora Larison USN
Engine Cadet Chester Klein USMM

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