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Page last updated:   September 5, 2019

Sinking on October 13, 1943 the Bristol loss " 52 " of her crew !


     The U.S.S. Bristol (DD-453) was a Gleaves-class destroyer of the United States Navy, and was one of two ships named for Rear Admiral Mark Lambert Bristol.   She was launched 25 July 1941 by Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny, New Jersey; sponsored by Mrs. Powell Clayton.   The destroyer was commissioned on 22 October 1941, Lieutenant Commander C. C. Wood in command.   The other ship named in the honor of Rear Admiral Bristol was the U.S.S. Bristol (DD-857).

     On October 13, 1943, while escorting a convoy to Oran, Algeria, the Bristol was struck on the port side at the forward engine room by a single torpedo from German U-boat U-371.   The Bristol was broken in half by the single explosion.   No fires resulted, but steam, electrical power, and communications were lost and the ship had to be abandoned.   Eight minutes after the explosion the aft section sank, followed four minutes later by the foreparts.   The Bristol suffered the loss of 52 of her crew.   The survivors were rescued by the destroyers U.S.S. Trippe (DD-403) and the U.S.S. Wainwright (DD-419).


The Commander of the Bristol, who survived the sinking, was:

Rear Admiral John Albert Glick


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     The following below list was created in the memory of those who "Gave Their All" on the U.S.S. Bristol.   There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see a personal memorial that has been created for them by myself or someone else.



Key to Abbreviations and Notes

PH  =  Awarded the "Purple Heart" ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action )
PH*  =  Awarded the "Purple Heart" with one Oak Leaf Cluster  ( Wounded Two Times )
PH**  =  Awarded the "Purple Heart" with two Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Three Times )
PH***  =  Awarded the "Purple Heart" with three Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Four Times )

Other Medals  =  Such as Good Conduct Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

  =  Picture of person shown on online memorial

  =  Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

Cenotaph  =  A memorial stone only  ~  " OR "  ~  Remains not recovered  ~  " OR "  ~  Interred somewhere unknown.


Quick Link by first letter of Last Name

( Those letters shown in " MAROON " have no names to be listed )

A ] - B ] - C ] - D ] - E ] - F ] - G ] - H ] - I ] - J ] - K ] - L ]

M ] - N ] - O ] - P ] - Q ] - R ] - S ] - T ] - U ] - V ] - W ] - X ] - Y ] - Z ]


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Althoff,  Joseph F.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Maryland
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Amspacher,  Edward C.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Angione,  Frank J.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New York
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Averill,  William M.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Michigan
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Bailey,  Floyd W.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Cook
Third Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Virginia
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Bailey,  Ward L.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Barnes,  Jack W.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Yeoman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Alabama
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Baxley,  Joseph W., III
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Lieutenant
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Maryland
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Billett,  Taylor
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Bowdey,  Harlan R.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Ensign
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New York
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Brewster,  Columbus P.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Machinist's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Virginia
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with
" C "
" There were none ! "

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 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 De Fluiter,  Franklin J.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Water
Tender
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Ohio
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 De Vera,  Henry
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Fire
Controlman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New York
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Dubois,  Wilfred C.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Torpedoman's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New Hampshire
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Dunaj,  Stanley T.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Boilermaker
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Rhode Island
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Edens,  Bruce
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
West Virginia
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Fitzgerald,  Q. D.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Water
Tender
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Oklahoma
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Flanagan,  John J.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Machinist's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Massachusetts
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Fors,  Eilis O.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Electrician's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New York
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Glaze,  Elmer A.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Fire
Controlman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Nebraska
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Heidenrich,  Charles A.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Kentucky
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Heizer,  Charles W.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Illinois
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Hiers,  William H.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Ship's
Cook
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
South Carolina
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Hindrichs,  Raymond J.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Lieutenant
Junior Grade
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Missouri
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Holthusen,  Christopher L., Jr.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Machinist
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Kansas
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Howison,  James A.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Electrician's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Ohio
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with
" I "
" There were none ! "

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 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Johnson,  Norman D.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Chief
Machinist's
Mate
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Georgia
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Jones,  Lloyd W.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Maryland
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Kacewich,  Adam
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Machinist's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New Jersey
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Kerridge,  Francis N., Jr.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Machinist's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New York
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Kufner,  Joseph F.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Ensign
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
North Dakota
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Lane,  Hoyt
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Steward's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
South Carolina
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Littleton,  Euell C.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
California
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Lund,  Orville J.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Fire
Controlman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
South Dakota
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Manzerra,  Louis A.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New York
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Martin,  James F.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Fireman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New Jersey
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Mc Dermott,  John J.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Rhode Island
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Mc Grail,  James J.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Connecticut
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Mc Kee,  Donald O.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Boilermaker
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Illinois
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Mellen,  Winthrop W., Jr.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Ensign
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Delaware
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Migliore,  Michael A.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Yeoman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Massachusetts
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Neville,  Leslie H.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Water
Tender
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Massachusetts
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 O'Haus,  Peter
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
    Peter's remains were the only ones found.
    He was buried at sea.
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New Jersey
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Petri,  Russel L.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Quartermaster
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Wisconsin
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with
" Q "
" There were none ! "

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 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Rankin,  Frank W.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
New York
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Riegel,  Gerald B.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Riley,  Raymond J.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Safian,  Michael J., Jr.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Strieter,  Roy R.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Machinist's
Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Michigan
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with
" T "
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 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with
" U "
" There were none ! "

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 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Veilleux,  Roger W. D.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Maine
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "
 Whitters,  Marvin O.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Iowa
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Wood,  Jim B.
            PH ~ At Sea ~ 
Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Bristol
Navy
Ohio
Missing In Action
October 13, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with
" X "
" There were none ! "

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 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
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" Yes "

Last Names starting with
" Y "
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          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

Last Names starting with
" Z "
" There were none ! "

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Email any questions or comments to:
Russ Pickett