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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, June 4, 1942
The Battle of Midway
During the Battle of Midway the torpedo planes from three American carriers located the Japanese carrier striking force but met disaster. Of the 41 planes from VT-8, VT-6, and VT-3, only six returned to Enterprise and Yorktown, collectively. The destruction of the torpedo planes, however, had served a purpose. The Japanese CAP had broken off their high-altitude cover for their carriers and had concentrated on the Devastators, flying low on the deck. The skies above were thus left open for Dauntlesses arriving from Yorktown and Enterprise. Virtually unopposed, the SBD's dove to the attack. The results were spectacular.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 27

Namesort ascending Service Branch
ARM 1c Johnnie Cole USN
ARM 2c Robert Brazier USN
Ens Edgar Bassett USN
ARM 3c Troy Barkley USN
Sea 1c Earl Baird USN
AMM 2c Fred Austin USN
Lt Samuel Adams USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships