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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 descending Service Branch
Messman Joseph Harrison USMM
O.S. Cecil Hart USMM
Sea 1c Herman Hodke USN
Sea 2c Robert Hudson USN
Sea 2c Robert Hulburt USN
Deck Maint. Sverre Isaksen USMM
O.S. Raymond Jean USMM
Wiper Verl Johnson USMM
Carpenter Benjamin Kane USMM
Chief Cook Cajus Kastrup USMM
Engine Cadet Chester Klein USMM
Sea 2c Ora Larison USN
3rd Engineer Ceslaus Maciorowski USMM
Bosun Frank Martinez USMM
Chief Steward Thomas Mccawley USMM
A.B. William Mclarin USMM
1st Engineer James Mcnally USMM
3rd Engineer Herman Menze USMM
A.B. Jack Mishkin USMM
Wiper Andrew Moonan USMM

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