S.S. Losmar

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U.S. Merchant Ship
World War II
   
All lettering shown in " BLUE " on this website are links
   
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S.S. Losmar


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This page last updated:

November 24, 2019


Sinking on September 24, 1942

the " S.S. Losmar "

lost " 27 " of their crewmen !

( " 25 " Merchant Mariners and " 2 " Navy Armed Guards )


     On September 24, 1942 the unescorted " S.S. Losmar " was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-165 about 250 miles west of Cape Comorin, India and sank.   " 24 " of the Merchant Mariners and " 2 " Navy Armed Guards were lost.   It was noted by some sources that " 14 " survivors were rescued by the British ship Louise Moller on October 5, 1942 and another " 7 " survivors reach the West coast of Ceylon on October 17, 1942.   Those sources, however, have not been verified and I've been unable to determine the actual size of the crew.

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     The following below list was created in the memory of those who "Gave Their All" on the " S.S. Losmar ".   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

MM     =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " !
                   ( Awarded to the Merchant Mariner's for being Wounded, Missing or Killed In Action )

MM *  =  Awarded the " Combat Bar / Ribbon " !
                  ( Awarded to Mariner's who have been under combat conditions )

MM **  =  Awarded the " Combat Star " ( attached to the Combat Bar )
                   ( Awarded to Mariner's who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )

MM-DSM  =  Awarded the Mariner's " Distinguished Service Medal " !
                         ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty " )

MM-POW  =  Awarded the Mariner's " Prisoner Of War Medal " !
                         ( Awarded to Mariner's who served time as a POW " )

PH  =  Awarded the " Purple Heart " !
              ( Awarded to U.S. Military Soldiers & Sailors for being Wounded and/or Killed in action )

Other Medals
              Such as Good Conduct Medals, Campaign Medals, Defense Service Medals, etc.,
              " Are Not " included in this listing.

  =  Picture of person shown on online memorial

  =  Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

" Family Link Included " = Parent, Spouse, or Child linked in " Online Memorial ".

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

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( www.usmm.org/medals.html )        

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for the " S.S. Losmar "

( Those letters shown below in " Maroon " below had no one on this ship )

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 ]

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Last Names starting with " A " ~ " There Were None ! "

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

  Burdick,  Lyle Edward
          PH ~ Off India ~ 

Seaman
Second Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Michigan
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Betancourt,  Primo, Jr.
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Fireman /
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Puerto Rico
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

  Chambers,  Andrew
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Cook
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Florida
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Coleman,  Patrick Daniel
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Bosun
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Connecticut
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

  Dean,  Kamahu
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Trinidad
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Dixon,  Ray Marven
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Oiler
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Ohio
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Doane,  Wilbur Fay
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ 

Radio
Officer
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Jersey Shore
Cemetery
Jersey Shore, PA
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " E " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " F " ~ " There Were None ! "

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

  Guy,  Joseph Richard
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Chief
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

  Hunt,  Arthur C.
          PH ~ Off India ~ 

Lieutenant
Junior Grade
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
New York
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hyde,  Basil E. O.
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Fireman /
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Florida
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " I " ~ " There Were None ! "

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

  Jerue,  Allie Hector
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Ordinary
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jones,  Lewis Clay
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ 
          " Family Link Included "

Decko
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Iowa
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cass Center
Cemetery
Webster City, IA
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " K " ~ " There Were None ! "

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

  La Mont,  Albert Dearl
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Lane,  Rufus Bradbury
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

First
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
California
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

  MacDougall,  Roy S.
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Chief
Mate
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Madsen,  Magnus
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Second
Mate
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
California
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  McCaffrey,  John Edward
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Wiper
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  McDowell,  Edward Kneal
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  McNamara,  Jeremiah
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Wiper
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
California
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Mullaney,  Thomas M.
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Oiler
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " N " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " O " ~ " There Were None ! "

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

  Peart,  Edward
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ 

Chief
Cook
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Maryland
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Maryland National
WW II Memorial
Annapolis, MD
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Phillips,  William
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
England
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " Q " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " R " ~ " There Were None ! "

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

  Stevenson,  Walter B.
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Third
Mate
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Sullivan,  Sidney
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Swearingen,  Wayne S., Jr.
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ 
          " Family Link Included "

Ordinary
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Florida
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Dunn Creek
Cemetery
Jacksonville, FL
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Sylvester,  Cosimo R.
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " T " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " There Were None ! "

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

  Wilcox,  John Horton
          MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Rhode Island
Missing In Action

September 24, 1942
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " X " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Y " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Z " ~ " There Were None ! "

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )