ABOVE: Part of the Marine detachment of the USS Houston.
Many of these men would die when their ship went down in March, 1942, or in captivity.
Photo appears in “Last Man Out” by H. Robert Charles

1.
Battle of Sunda Strait, Java.

0040: The USS Houston (CA-30) sinks after a running battle with a Japanese fleet.

Pvt. Charles B.
Adams
PFC Edward A.
Albrecht
Sgt. Dwight M.
Barney
Pvt. Floyd W.
Barron
ACK. Oree C.
Beck
PFC Robert A.
Beckett
Pvt. Albert C.
Bernasek
Cpl. Viva A.
Bishop
PFC Lester F.
Brandt
Pvt. William L.
Brasfield
Pvt. William R.
Cassaday
PFC Howard C.
Corsberg
PFC Richard L.
Fritzsching
PFC Marion E.
George
Pvt. William F.
Goodberlet
Pvt. James D.
Gray
PFC Dunice
Hargrave
Pvt. David J. S.
Harper
PFC Dero H.
Harrell, Jr.
Pvt. Glenn E.
Hazen
PFC Ray K.
Humble
Pvt. Joseph
Kadlec
Pvt. Karl C.
Keifer
PFC Arlando W.
Kendrick
PFC Arthur V.
Ledbetter
FM1c Jack F.
Lee
PFC Aubrey K.
Malone
ACk. Earl J.
Meredith
PFC Homer E.
Miller
PFC James V.
Miller
Cpl. Alma R.
Nebel
Cpl. Duel L.
Niswonger
Capt. Frederic H.
Ramsey
Sgt. Reuben W.
Reed
Pvt. Milton W.
Schmitt
Pvt. Claude F.
Shouse
PFC Jim E.
Slocum
GySgt. Walter
Standish
FMSgt. Houston A.
Vaughan
Pvt. Richard T.
Wallen

 

Battle of the Java Sea.

1548: The USS Pecos (AO-6) sinks after repeated attacks from Japanese aircraft.

Cpl. Kelton B.
George
USS Houston


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