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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
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
Engine Cadet Chester Klein USMM
2nd Engineer Gordon Townsend USMM
Master Herman Chessman USMM
Bosun Frank Martinez USMM
3rd Engineer Ceslaus Maciorowski USMM
2nd Mate Revel Corrigan USMM
Chief Steward Thomas Mccawley USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Austin Dougherty USMM

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