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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Messman Joseph Harrison USMM
3rd Mate Edward Pawlowski USMM
O.S. Cecil Hart USMM
A.B. Peter Roti USMM
Chief Engineer Charles Arnold USMM
Deck Maint. Sverre Isaksen USMM
Wiper Milton Ryan USMM
O.S. Timothy Backas USMM
O.S. Raymond Jean USMM
Messman Walter Salvan USMM
Oiler Arthur Boissel USMM
Wiper Verl Johnson USMM
A.B. Rudolf Schmidt USMM
Deck Cadet Robert Bole USMM
Carpenter Benjamin Kane USMM
Radio Officer Walter Skiba USMM
A.B. Otto Brenneiser USMM
Chief Cook Cajus Kastrup USMM
Electrician Harry Sofer USMM
Oiler Doward Chapman USMM

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