to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead

28.8 KIA & non-POWs

The following Army individuals were never actually POWs. Oddly enough Norris REYNOLDS avoided capture on Java by transferring to the AAF, but became a POW in Germany.

20813583Barnes Don HenryPVTKIA-AAFKIA B-17, JAVA
20813175Bingham John Edward            “Red”PFCKIA-AAFKIA B-17, JAVA
20815917Fraser William Gerard JrPFCKIA-AAFKIA B-17 Rabal
20813500West BrysonPVTKIA-AAFKIA B-17 Australia  AAF
20813419BALDWIN Ray GPVTKIA-ETOKIA ETO AAF
20813341Bartee J. W.PVTKIA-ETOKIA ETO AAF
20812968RHODES Bruce Edward   “Dusty”PVTKIA-JavaBandoeng, Java
157031STANDISH, Walter USMCGSgtKIA-JavaKIA Java
20814112Reynolds Norris TruettPFCtfx-AAFPOW in GERMANY
20813865Bills BillyPVTtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20813699COLLINS Walter CecilPFCtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20813351CONNALLY Adrain NayPVTtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20813591CONNOLLY James KeithPVTtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
37040990Demichelas WilliamPFCtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20813440Gear Charles Ray   “Bo Jack”PVTtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20817363Green Harold BenjaminPFCtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20813137Hale Alton BSGTtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
38026066Hernandez Hilario LongoriaPVTtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20813601James Harold LoydPFCtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20813456Johnson Albert LPFCtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20813365Jones S JPFCtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
38037553Taylor Phillip MorrisPFCtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20813192Touchstone Daryl WilsonPFCtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
20813905Williams Glenn AlfredPFCtfx-AAFtfx-AAF
O-332316ADKISSON Alfred JCPTtfx-USFevacuated to AUS
20813994Allen Loyd DalePFCtfx-USFevacuated to AUS
38050796Brown Bertin Wooden  “Bert”PVTtfx-USFevacuated to AUS
38026246Garcia RufinoPVTtfx-USFevacuated to AUS
20813449Hicks James Meredith     (MIA)CPLtfx-USFevacuated to AUS
38037268Kelly James DabneyPVTtfx-USFevacuated to AUS
20817398Lyday Ray(mond) CPVTtfx-USFevacuated to AUS
38036022LYON Milton Archie    “Mitt” aka “Red”PVTtfx-USFevacuated to AUS
20813610Mauldin Roger StuartPFCtfx-USFevacuated to AUS
20815390Norton James CoyPVTtfx-USFevacuated to AUS
38037107Pace Glenn WPFCtfx-USFevacuated to AUS

When the ship sank in the early morning hours of 1 MAR 42, the majority of the crew were lost either going down with the ship or having not survived their time in the water after abandoning ship. These included 42 Marines ans 595 Naval Officers and crew:

The following Marines died in the sinking of the USS HOUSTON:

307367Adams, Charles BPvt
293086Albrecht, Edward A.Pvt
263132Barney, Dwight MarvinSgt
312365Barron, Floyd WesleyPvt
286138Beck, Oree C.Pfc
284029Beckett, Robert A.Pfc
295795BerNasek Jr, Albert CPvt
272972Bishop, Viva AvrilCpl
287883Brandt, Lester F.Pfc
275765Brasfield, William L.Pvt
285103Cassaday, William R.Pvt
285376Corsberg, Howard C.Pfc
287187Fritzsching, Richard L.Pfc
274933George, Marion ElmerPfc
307910Goodberlet, William F.Pvt
299748Gray, James DonaldPvt
276980Hargrave, DunicePvt
308809Harper, David Jack S.Pvt
287650Harrell Jr, Dero H.Pfc
310266Hazen, Glenn EdwardPvt
284067Humble, Ray KennethPfc
308518Kadlec, Joseph (nmi)Pvt
307365Keifer, Karl CoburnPvt
285998Kendrick, Arlando W.Pfc
296479Ledbetter, Arthur V.Pfc
287653Lee, Jack FrederickFMus1c
287407Malone, Aubrey KennethPfc
307081Marsh Jr, Walter LesliePvt
299601Meredith, Earl JeffersonAsstCooK
285928Miller, Homer ErnestPfc
284046Miller, James VivianPfc
281171Nebel, Alma RexCpl
276215Niswonger, Duel L.Cpl
O-04951Ramsey, Frederick H.Cpt
282219Reed, Reuben WesleySgt
308954Schmitt, Milton W.Pvt
307087Shouse, Claude F.Pvt
283632Slocum, Jim EdPfc
267869Vaughan, Houston A.Sgt/FMus
310152Wallen, Richard T.Pvt

The following 597 US NAVY personnel died in the sinking of the HOUSTON

(see list below of those who were sighted in the water but were not taken as POWs):

O-008625Rooks, Albert H.CAPT
O-057602Hollowell Jr, John AmbroseCMDR
O-017993Rentz, George S.CMDR
O-057164Roberts, David WCMDR
O-095682Bourgeois, Frederick JENS
O-057352Chisholm, John KielkopfLtCdr
O-063822Cravens, John FrancisWO-Ch Mach
O-084419Gillet, Frank AloysiusWO-rad eled
O-059640Gingras, Richard HermusLtCdr
O-071519Hodge, Ernest DebsLT
O-086412Hogan, James ElmoreWO-gun
O-075459Keith, Farrel WLtCdr
O-082590Kollmyer, Kenneth LeonLT(jg)
O-083044Lafferty, John AndrewWO-pay clk
O-096353Mainey, Lawrence HughENS
O-085236Mallory, Fred FergusonENS
O-095489Mayo III, Caswell ArmstrongENS
O-085238Nethken, Alva FreemanENS
O-078680Newel, Fred RisingENS
O-078663Patty Jr, John CockrellLT
O-085239Sellers VI, Coleman “jim”ENS
O-078844Skidmore, Bruce DelbertLT
O-060188Smith, Sidney LaytonLtCdr
O-100762Waite, Walter WarrenWO-elec
O-081167Woodruff, John FordLT(jg)
2654450Ayers, Ray C.ChQM
2142013Bushell, AlfredChMM
2147254Caserio, Ebo R.ChMM
3554171Comer, Joseph G.ChMM
3805236Durler, Ogden JohnChMM
2424456Dutton, Archibald J.ChBM
2869447Elliott, Clarence F.ChFCh
2741820Gary Jr, James CChFC
3555457Griffin, Everette PresleyChPhM
2121380Hiddenga, Bouwe (n)ChWT
3717397Hunter, Lowell C.ChQM
1014514Kane, Charles J.ChSK
3416962King, John W.ChMM
2738687Lann, Carl J.ChRM
2384110Leo, Nicholas (n)ChEM
2120728Macumber, Frank L.ChY
2431905Marvel, Thomas H.ChMM
2792099McCarty, Orville T.ChWT
2951050Miller, Carl W.ChGM
3596750O’Neal, Joe SonnierChSF
3717095Pinkerman, William E.ChTW
3109780Pool, Wilbur E.ChMM
1902809Sanders, Roy (nmi)ChMM
2562144Sprague, Robert M.ChMM
2670739Storie, Luther T.ChMM
3854989Street, Raymond A.ChY
2789617Weaver, David C.CMM
2339449Weller, Maurice E.ChCM
3928483Wienert, Ralph M.ChEM
3555741Williams, Alfred T.ChTC
2066350Wilson, Oscar W.ChRM
3462548Wood, Sam W.ChWT
2072401Abate, Leo C.F1c
2995988Abrahamson, Chester E.RM1c
3372074Adams, Richard L.SEA2c
4985126Ah, FongMAtt1c
2685801Airhart, Albert E.SEA2c
3418013Albers, Harold SidwellAMM1c
2874061Albin, Blumer T.F2c
3421212Alford, Charles W.BUG1c
3003146Allabaugh, Everett W.SEA2c
3214783Allen, Glen L.SEA2c
2233991Allen, Harper B.SEA2c
2833377Allen, Roy R.SEA2c
3683821Allred, Max J.SM2c
2626909Anderson Jr, John W.SEA2c
3557046Anderson, Carl B.WT2c
3288529Anderson, Ralph H.SEA2c
2745033Andrews Jr, David ZSEA1c
3112922Anglin, Roy WilfordSM2c
2873876Anglin, Rudell HoustonSEA1c
2916496Anspaugh, George B.SEA2c
3821773Anthony, Arthur L.SEA1c
4068584Argo Jr, Charlie DSEA2c
3286747Arneson, Raymond (nmi)AMM3c
3211194Ashmead, Morris L.SEA1c
2341217Ashton, Charles E.MM1c
3373561Ashton, James C.F1c
3564033Austin, Roy EarlSEA2c
3858602Autio, Lauren E.SEA2c
2954703Awtrey, Palmer S.SEA1c
3116425Backer, Albert J.SEA2c
3371799Bailey, James H.RM3c
3761022Bailey, Lester W.SEA2c
2873708Baize, Talbert W.SEA1c
2874571Baker, George D.SEA2c
3718894Baker, George W.WT1c
3602730Baker, Wayne S.SEA1c
3599713Barnett, Roger L.F1c
3716885Barr, George M.GM1c
3285416Barrett, Norval SollSF3c
3858603Barrett, Raleigh (nmi)SEA1c
3164612Barringer, Elra F.FC2c
2504341Bassett, Robert A.MM1c
3370899Baughn, Norvel W.EM2c
3164224Bell, John R.WT2c
3372435Benjamin, Leslie Russell “Fat”QM3c
3244579Bettinger, Phillip J.QM2c
2832943Biechlin, Neal ConradY2c
2832086Bingley, Harold L.SEA1c
2626201Black Jr, Joseph GradySEA1c
3165987Black, Isaac A.SEA1c
3758616Blake, Paul R.GM3c
2001070Bloch Jr, Francis W.SEA1c
3563413Bock, Dudley C.PhM3c
2434213Bonkoski, John A.GM1c
2685236Boone, Evans L.SEA2c
2833322Boorom, Richard W.SEA1c
3760990Booth, Charles W.SEA1c
3164882Boothe, Merton A.MM2c
3858161Bowlby, Wilbur E.SEA2c
3282437Bowler, Morris R.WT2c
3824074Bowman, Byrl G.SEA2c
3760339Boynton, Dwight E.SEA2c
3215632Braathen, John W.SEA2c
3603193Bradley, Leonard E.SEA2c
3165798Brill, Richard J.GM3c
3558729Brislin Jr, Charles MRM2c
3372346Brockman, Clarence A.F2c
3823086Brooks, Harold R.SM2c
3562603Brown Jr, Allen R.Y3c
3859679Brown, Donald C.SEA2c
2231436Brown, Harold F.BM1c
3421317Bruce, Herbert LyleSEA1c
3720085Brust, James L.COX
2999106Bubnis, Joseph A.SEA1c
3467650Buice, William A.F1c
3287024Bujak, Stanley F.SEA1c
3367795Bulla Jr, JohnMM1c
3283416Bunnell, Victor L.TC1c
3213103Buns, Arnold H.SM1c
3762496Burrell, Delbert F.SEA2c
3761100Burrell, Roy B.SEA1c
2563350Burton, Filmore E.F1c
3373347Button, Charles J.SEA2c
3560369Byrd, J.R.MM2c
3755176Byrne, Dan J.WT1c
3467654Calaway, Rhyman (nmi)  “Bud”SEA1c
3823767Calvert, Arthur M.SEA2c
2657813Campbell , Creed B.EM1c
3720772Cantril, Thomas StephenF1c
2386087Caplicki, Joseph (n)F1c
3806191Carlson, Clarence E.F1c
2235681Carlyle, Edward T.SEA1c
3820809Carney, George R.COX
2436547Carsillo, Romeo L.SEA1c
3820995Carter, Gilbert G.SEA1c
2340693Casey, Leonard F.MM2c
2658064Cash, James L.GM3c
3763038Caton, Laverne F.SK3c
3113437Cebelak, Sylvester JosephRM3c
4985139Chan, GeorgeMAtt1c
2797918Chandler, Richard C.SEA2c
2796008Chandler, Thomas K.SEA2c
4985173Chang, Si AnMAtt1c
2832125Chay, William (nmi)SEA1c
3858605Cheadle, Clarence R.FC3c
4985167Cheng, Cheu SingMAtt1c
4985186Cheng, Song SingMAtt1c
2822179Cherry Jr, Claude MF2c
3599053Cherry, Travis J.GM1c
4985188Chie, Ke C.MAtt2c
4985111Chien, LingMAtt1c
4985148Chih, ShouMAtt1c
4985185Ching, Yu ChowMAtt1c
4110439Chorman, Chester L.SEA1c
4985164Chow, Shing FooMAtt1c
3166117Christensen, Lester A.SEA1c
2682597Clark, William T.MM2c
3166211Clingingsmith, Dale (n)SEA1c
3159289Clymer, Shelton H.BM1c
3422233Coble, Joseph R.SEA1c
3283329Colbert, Patrick L.MM2c
3370426Colbert, Urban H.COX
3809941Collins, Robert E.SEA1c
3372453Connell, James H.F1c
3600753Conner, William A.F1c
3373258Cook, Joseph F.F3c
2999764Cooper, Lloyd F.SEA2c
3421076Copeland, James L.GM3c
2721877Creed, Joe (nmi)EM2c
3286455Crepps Jr, Harry ESEA1c
3210464Crippen, Marshall E.COX
2122064Cumming Jr, George HAMM1c
2658865Curnutte, Marion F.MM2c
2123759CzyzeWski, Charles (nmi)PTR1c
3821762Dagget, Harley WilliamFC3c(M)
2282103Dale, Peter J.RM1c
3371309Daley, Robert M.GM3c
2016484Dalton, Charles E.SEA1c
2916212Darling, William E.SEA1c
3811179Darter, James R.SEA2c
3562570Davidson, Thomas A.SEA1c
3214319Davis, Joseph S.SEA1c
3759920Davis, Stephen C.SEA1c
3210569DeBord, Mark A.MUS1c
3001050DeFrantes, Emanuel E.SEA1c
3756058DeShields, William M.QM1c
2742804Dethloff, Frank AlbertWT2c
3856930DeWald, William C.AMM1c
2017608Dexter, Robert ESEA1c
2999103Dickie, James C.PTR2c
3371724Dietrich, Normand W.MM2c
3371453Dietz, Edward J.SEA1c
3213084Dillon, Joseph E.SEA1c
3372440Dinan, Charles P.F2c
3563011Dittoe, Thomas P.SEA2c
2915595Dobkins, Mack (nmi)MM2c
2874120Dodds, Lewis C.SEA1c
2072785Dombrowski, Edwin S.SEA1c
3419005Dorrell, Tony R.MM1c
3599707Dotson, Robert (nmi)F1c
2913008Doty, Carl (nmi)WT1c
2871295Dowell, Thomas A.COX
3562506Dowling, William L.SEA1c
2915184Drago, Donald T.SEA1c
3419982Drake, Maryle LeroyRM2c
4979210Ducey, TingMAtt1c
3563207Dumas, Roy RobertSEA2c
3598951Dykes, Birdine VanFC3c
2999024Dymanowski, Severyn F.MUS1c
3422281Ebaugh, Elmer M.SEA2c
3600887Edge, John W.F1c
3112797Egri, George J.SEA2c
2873368Eiden, Herman G.F1c
2123317Ekberg, Oscar D.MM1c
3559779Elliott, Leslie L.COX
3601015Elms, Lee G.RM3c
2385570Emmerth, William H.COX
3598568English, Henry A.BM2c
3051544Ermis, Robert L.SEA2c
3001044Eugates, John M.SEA1c
3812110Eustace, Milton J.MM2c
3933452Farnsworth, Franklin M.AMM3c
3213048Faust, Ervin C.SEA1c
3285487Feigle, Lawrence JamesSEA1c
2014188Felice, Olindo (nmi)WT1c
2721588Fincher, James G.SEA1c
2952398Flowers, Homer L.WT1c
2744258Fontenot, Walter J.F2c
5049255Fook, LauMAtt1c
3372794Fornkahl, Raymond W.SEA1c
3760303Frantz, Harlan M.SK3c
3113041Freeman, Robert JamesSEA1c
3599518Froelich, Raymond W.BM2c
3683226Frost, Wilson L.COX
2681713Fussell, Donald EldridgeMM2c
3423171Fussell, Jack HaleF3c
3114223Gagnon Jr, Gilbert (nmi)SEA2c
3722508Galusha, Eugene RexHA1c
3598677Garrett, William Everett “Billy Bob”MM2c
3562464Gentry Jr, Stacy CSEA1c
3287829Gerke Jr, Arthur VHA2c
3287016Gibbon, Leland ASEA1c
3684929Gibson, James E.SEA2c
3422793Gilmore, Charles E.SEA2c
2068901Giret, Andrew J.FM1c(M)
3000987Graham, Joe B.F2c
2617457Graham, Joyner PageBM2c
3758824Granger, Charles H.F1c
2874126Grasham, Stanley J.SEA2c
2236292Grodzki, Henry StanleySEA1c
3213591Guernsey, Charles E.SEA1c
2124456Guglietti, Albert D.GM2c
3213086Guyer, Floyd G.SEA1c
2503809Gyugo Jr, PaulWT2c
3165925Hall, Meredith C.SEA1c
3685576Hall, Raymond F.HA2c
3753242Harder, Jack H.WT1c
3422079Harold, William R.CM3c
2742906Harrington, Preston (nmi)QM3c
3372806Haskell, William DaleSCook3c
2873802Hawkins, John B.SEA2c
2581633Hayes, Gilbert W.SEA1c
2744716Hebert, Melvin R.SEA1c
3465717Henley, Doyle FranklinSF3c
3809625Highfill, Denzil D.COX
2633365Hill, Clyde G.MM2c
3212608Hinman, Earl EdwardCOX
3718934Hirsch, Adolph A.WT1c
3721261Hirsch, Harry (nmi)F1c
4985137Ho, Chaun HwaMAtt1c
3112155Hogue, John J.WY2c
3599345Hollingsworth, Leonard N.WT2c
3760004Holm, Herbert C.FM2c
2953619Holmes Jr, Jason HWT2c
3421105Hoofer, Edwin F.SEA1c
3419705Hooper, Lloyd R.AMM3c
3165550Hostick, Ellis N.GM3c
3720442Houston, Dwight A.GM2c
3933483Hout, Melville A.F1c
3561873Howard, Fred M.SEA1c
3812654Hubbard, William R.SEA1c
3760249Hult, Sydney E.SEA1c
2658252Hurrell, Leslie T.AMM2c
3112941Husek, George N.MSMTH2c
3371393Hyser, Wayne H.SEA1c
2874108Isaacs, Edwin C.SEA1c
3372949Ivey, Jack (nmi)SEA2c
3009021Iwanicki, John JSEA2c
3001229Iwanicki, Stanley J.SEA2c
3367667Jackson, Edward (nmi)BKR1c
3284549Jacobs Jr, PaulMM1c
3285722Jellison, NoRman B.SEA1c
4143437Johnk, Merle W.MM1c
3759667Johnson, Douglas R.SEA1c
3001047Johnson, Elmer E.SEA1c
2504948Johnson, James C.F2c
3001018Johnson, Norman E.SEA1c
2874127Johnson, Robert R.SEA2c
3286753Johnson, William A.SEA1c
3562628Jones, Morris L.SEA1c
3285692Jones, William S.FC2c(M)
3208224Jontz, Jay B.MUS1c
6030237Kaiser, Barnard R.Y2c
3821518Kamler, Thomas J.SEA1c
4105202Karbowski, Adelbert LeonardSEA2c
2234804Kautter, Charles A.EM2c
3371176Keen Jr, Owen JF2c
3760408Kelley, Floyd T.PhM1c
5049261Keyno, John (nmi)MAtt1c
2740184Kielty, Martin T.SEA1c
2014950Kiertianis, StephenSEA1c
3001057Kirincich, Joseph N.F3c
3562239Kirkpatrick, William A.SEA3c
3418937Klymaszewski, Raymond Lee RoySEA2c
3211454Knowlton, James ThomasGM3c
3756432Koepkey, Fred E.MM2c
3717481Kohn, Frank (n)SEA1c
3758045Koller, John R.MUS1c
5078605Koo, AhOSte3c
4979306Koo, Yen FeiOSte3c
2864074Kormos, John (n)F3c
2999932Koski, George P.RM3c
3002157Kulibert, Ira Robert “Ike”SEA1c
4014319Kvach, Clarence D.RM3c
3557434Kyle, Grady H.MM1c
3685732Lachman, Joseph F.SEA2c
3212246Laird, Jay R.SEA3c
4985175Lam, Ah S.MAtt1c
3283989Lamm, Fredrick W.EM2c
2017044Lanigan, Arthur W.SEA1c
3560610Lantz, William C.SEA1c
3758917Lattin, Claude W.RM2c
3601972Layne Jr, Guthrie FitzhughSEA1c
3820283Lee, Roy (nmi)SM1c
3717351Lee, Walter G.AEROG1c
2999077Levchenko, Walter (nmi)SEA1c
2832267Lewdanski, Joseph (nmi)WT2c
3934436Lewis, Donald M.SEA1c
3932951Lewis, Jesse A.Y2c
2282501Liebla, Sylvan S.EM1c
4985176Lien, Ziang FahMAtt1c
3214335Lindstrom, Jonas A.SEA1c
3601221Linnstaecter Ben ZimonSEA1c
3213080Lochner, Francis J.GM3c
3468292Lofland, John A.SEA2c
4977696Luna, Jose (n)MUS1c
2915827Lutes, Eugene T.SEA1c
3466492Lynch, Charles L.GM2c
2794742Lyons, Harold V.EM1c
2016248MacDonald Jr, Robert J.SEA1c
3001108Makris, Peter (n)F1c
3287023Mamer, George F.SEA1c
3111940Marsh, LeRoy W.BM2c
3760398Martin, Andrew M.SK3c
2998910Martin, James E.COX
2871208Martin, Pete (nmi)WT2c
3368918Martin, Virgle (nmi)MM2c
3821768Martinez, AlfordSEA1c
2148457Marton, Bela (nmi)SEA2c
3560018Massey, Allen O.COX
3562592May, Milton RobertFC3c
3421599McClaskey, James E.SEA2c
3562571McDonald, Paul M.SEA1c
3113171McFarlane, Thomas JamesPhM2c
2916332McFee, Eugene A.F1c
3561621McGehee, Lesley V.EM3c
3563958McKenzie, Cletius J.SEA2c
3684979McMullin, Mark D.SM1c
3164172McNealy, Jack G.MM1c
3372518Mesner, Lawrence R.SEA1c
2795365Metzger, Alvin W.MM2c
2916220Mieth, William C.F1c
2662687Milgel, John L.SEA2c
3002782Miller, William D.SEA2c
2237668Mills, Frederick J.SEA2c
3562071Mills, Sylvester (nmi)SEA1c
3001040Moga, Rome J.SEA1c
3372890Montgomery, Edward J.SEA1c
3823127Moon, Carl I.SEA2c
3560831Moore, Howard L.MM2c
2999615Morris, James T.SEA1c
3756544Mount, Cecil V.WT2c
3821625Mullins, William D.SEA1c
3857174Murff, Andrew R.WT2c
3463911Myers, Sidney FMUS1c
3115642Nelson, James D.F2c
3683807Nelson, John W.RM2c
3286956Nelson, Kenneth L.SEA1c
3421049Newton, Willard A.SEA1c
3213733Newton, William D.SEA1c
3915811Nickelson, Raymond (n)MM2c
3284893Nicolao, Anthony (n)SEA1c
3371249Northcutt, James A.SEA1c
3761714Norvel, Richard (n)SEA2c
2996050Novicki, Stanley E.MM1c
2832354Nowak, Edward B.MUS1c
2870586Nunnelley, Robert B.MM1c
3720457O’Hayre, Eddie P.RM3c
3369680Overturf, James G.EM1c
3602432Owen, Gerald NealSEA2c
3683562Owens, William L.SM2c
3557233Oxford, Ernest P.WT2c
4977678Panganiban, EdiLberto (nmi)MUS1c
3373137Parsons, Charles E.SEA1c
3760467Pataye, John E.SEA2c
3684293Patten, Kenneth B.SEA1c
2682987Pautsch, Phillip W.WT2c
3562295Pecena, Thomas F.RM3c
3108161Perkins, Jesse (nmi)BM2c
2956876Perry, Earl (nmi)SEA2c
3755966Peters, Charles A.FC1c(M)
2505483Phillips, David S.SEA2c
3811483Pierce, Arthur D.MM1c
2681209Pittman, Clyde BelmontRM2c
3115077Plude, LeoSEA2c
2740912Polk, Farest GeraldMM1c
3858717Pratico, Louis (nmi)EM3c
3758506Prentice, Jack H.COX
3284847Prescher, Harold H.EM1c
2625911Prince, Charles W.SEA1c
3790898Prouty, William D.SEA1c
2683482Purcell, Mack C.MSMTH1c
3211522Quigley, Raymond A.F1c
3111519Racine, John J.GM2c
3213639Rains, Joseph E.SEA2c
2916129Raymann, James E.F1c
3857551Read, Herman R.SEA1c
2580431Reburn, Paul A.EM2c
2873154Reed, NormanF1c
3001003Rehfeld, Lester W.SEA1c
3051595Reider, John J.MM2c
3758449Reisinger, Robert R.SEA1c
3422245Reves, Elbert L.RM3c
2618173Rhodes, William A,TC1c
2744751Roach, George LouisSEA2c
3205993Roach, Harold DoytBM2c
2433849Robe, Walter (nmi)WT1c
3561726Roberson, Norman L.F2c
3721041Robertson, Robert N.F1c
3371165Robinson Jr, John WF2c
2999357Rocque, George T.SEA1c
3601635Rodgers, Louis (nmi)SEA2c
2682605Rogers, Floyd (nmi)SK2c
3165792Rohrbaugh, Mansfield J.SEA1c
3373170Roland, Junior W.SEA2c
3810640Rolf, Albert (nmi)SF3c
3721165Rowan Jr, Raymond HF1c
3235629Ruddy, James R.F1c
2998905Sadowski, Henry J.EM2c
2952654Sallis, James H.SM1c
3718256Sandercook, Theodore (nmi)BM1c
3113392Sass, Chester A.FC3c
3466936Saunders, Robert E.GM3c
3822687Sawyer, Richard CalvinSEA1c
2795843Schantz, Dale E.EM3c
2237897Schlosser, Charles M.SEA1c
3003241Schnitizius, Woodrow B.SEA2c
3755337Schroder Jr, John HMM1c
3859333Schuffenhauer, Louis O.SEA1c
3366405Schwamle, Theodore (nmi)SF2c
3212912Schwers, Julius F.SEA1c
2742745Scott Jr, DeWitt TalmadgeSEA1c
3685726Seaton, Leslie F.SEA1c
3114528Sellers, Lewis E.SEA2c
3928644Shaw, Herbert D.CM1c
3162818Sheffield, LeRoy A.MM2c
3166513Shemanski, Sylvester W.SEA1c
3562977Shillings, George A.SEA1c
3720804Shippy, Clair H.SEA1c
2911083Shireman, Raymond L.MM1c
2998895Short, Chester A.WT2c
2999982Shumaker, Clarence W.SEA2c
2873868Siler, JosephSEA1c
3561789Sitton, Troy L.F2c
2340778Skinner, Alfred J.BM2c
3720037Skudlas, John JoeSEA1c
3370435Smith Jr, George (nmi)AMM2c
3562456Smith Jr, Horace P.FC3c
2503564Smith, Andrew J.MM1c
3421538Smith, Carl. F.SEA1c
3464404Smith, Joseph R.PhM1c
3422371Smith, Loren R.F2c
3601044Smith, Sammie D.SK2c
2626440Smith, Timothy B.SEA2c
2680590Smith, Walton Q.MM2c
2560142Smith, William S.SEA1c
3286178Soden Jr, William JSCook3c
2793675Sollberger, Roland A RGM1c
3820582Sorenson, Edwin RichardEM2c
5049266Soy, AhOCook2c
3857821Spencer, Charles LaRoySEA1c
3683812Spillman, Andrew J.GM3c
3211509Spragle, Glenn W.GM2c
3601745Sprayberry, James G.SCook2c
3561049Stafford, William F.SEA1c
2795677Stahl, James C.EM2c
2743093Stark, John N.RM2c
3561409Stevens Jr, William WEM2c
3113558Stevenson, Harold V.SEA2c
3928512Stewart, Glenn B.QM1c
3684546Stoker, Floyd E.EM2c
2834200Stower, Donald G.SEA1c
2874161Sturgill, Ollie J.SEA1c
3858977Swearingen, Lonnie D.SEA2c
3286152Szarke, Andrew S.SEA2c
2504388Szymala, Victor J.MM2c
4979214Tai, Chi FahOCook2c
3001093Taraszkiewicz, Stanley (nmi)F2c
3562289Taylor, Cecil L.SEA1c
3601250Thaxton, William L.F1c
3421655Thompson, Eldro W.SEA2c
3930571Tisdale, William V.SEA1c
3282758Treanor, Halloran JamesWT1c
5047251Tsao, DuceyOCook2c
4985178Tsiang, PacksenMAtt1c
4985179Tsong, Ho DeeMAtt1c
4985192Tung, Ven YungMAtt1c
3373279Turman, Russell C.Y3c
3001116Tutas, James L.SEA1c
5078479Tye, LiuOSte2c
3562115Tyre, Arlie W.F2c
2425891Uditsky, Samuel L.WT1c
3760393Ukena, Jewel J.SEA1c
2015679Ustaszewski, Sigmund H.PhM2c
3932847Valliere, Harry F.SM3c
3933492Van der Aauwera, Robert JosephFC3c
3759320Van Slyke , Richard M.F1c
2875773Van Tilburg, Frank E.SEA1c
3373281Vancil, Kenneth A.SEA2c
3285732Vandenberg, Suverns E.GM2c
3562448Vaughn Jr, James HF2c
3165936Verley, Ralph A.SEA1c
2744462Verzwyvelt, James J.EM3c
2833657Villers, Donald D.MUS2c
2999541Villwock, Harvey H.EM3c
3683913Virchow, Harry H.GM3c
4979438Wai, YauMAtt1c
3285753Walchuk, John (n)GM3c
3051254Waldschmidt Jr, Albert HMM1c
3112533Wallace, John G.COX
2234019Walling, Nelson C.F1c
2655826Ward, Willard G.SF1c
3683426Warner, John C.MUS1c
3466895Watkins, Charles H.MM2c
3214330Watt, James E.F1c
2951143Weaver, Ben EarlGM1c
3558656Weaver, Charles T.EM2c
3001117Weber, Emery M.SEA2c
2504882Weimer, Albert G.SK2c
2339021Wellbourn, Arthur F.BM1c
3811750Wenholz, Roy Johnie ArthurMM2c
3372822Werner Jr, Paul WSEA1c
3162651Westerfeld, Donovan HarrisEM1c
2236324Weygant, RobertSEA1c
3563150Weyl, Joe W.SEA2c
3761972Wheeler, Larkin H.SEA1c
3166581White, Charles E.SEA1c
2874059White, Glen D.SEA2c
3812709White, Warren C.MM2c
3683574Whitehead, Wallace A.SK2c
2015936Whitney, Gaylord H.CM2c
3114655Wilemon, Roy H.SEA2c
3597485Wiley Jr, George MMM1c
3601110Willenberg, Walter O.SEA1c
3598894Williams, Arlie (nmi)SEA1c
3935517Williams, Earnest D.SEA2c
3932395Wilson, James L.SEA1c
3932967Wilson, Phillip E.SEA1c
3215305Wilson, Stuart StanleyHA1c
3560247Wilson, Wayne L.EM1c
3762509Wise Jr, Ray HSEA2c
2766531Wolf, Adrian W.F1c
3719949Wolf, Frank N.QM2c
2916673Wolfe, Glendon R.SEA2c
5021006Wong, Far ZeMAtt1c
3114186Wooten, Melvin E.SEA1c
2831794Yannucci, Chester (nmi)MUS1c
2342298Zazzara, James J.SK3c
3110667Zeller, William L.COX
2661308Zimmerman, LeonardSEA2c

A dozen crewmen from the USS HOUSTON ‘cheated death’ in Jan 1941. Just prior to those fateful battles in FEB, these men were transferred off the HOUSTON. All of them survived the war, although as fate demands, one (SM1c Sikkema) was taken as a POW in the PI when the USS POPE[1] was sunk.

Five were transferred for duty to the USS HOLLAND[2]. Two were sent to temporary duty in Batavia and it can only be assumed that they were evacuated to Australia but no records of such were found.

Three others took differing paths. One was sent to duty on the USS TULSA[3] which also evacuated some of the HOUSTON’s wounded from Java. One had orders to return to the USA. The last was en route to a Bad Conduct Discharge after having spent time in the prison at Cavite PI. Oddly enough, he was delivered back to the HOUSTON by the USS CHAUMONT but she eventually shuttled him back to the USA.

The one ‘mystery man’ is SM3c Raymer in that his name was stricken (retroactively on Feb 42) from the January crew roster, but it is not clear why this was so. It can only be assumed that he was transferred. The other possibility is that he was KIA in the 4 FEB turret explosion, but there is no evidence for that either. He is simply a man with a negligible electronic foot print.

3721064ArcherEverette DoyleRM3cUSNTFXed to USS TULSA for duty 9 FEB 42
3465597BittleGeorge FrankEM2cUSNTFXed to USA for duty
3684790BroylesRaymond LSEA2cUSNTFXed to USS CHAUMONT  eventually to USA for BAD CONDUCT DISCHARGE
2122965BudrunasJohn FrancisWT2cUSNTFXed to USS HOLLAND
2832971BuitingHenry JohnEM3cUSNTFXed to USS HOLLAND
3601215DudleyRoland CurtisEM3cUSNTFXed to USS HOLLAND
3598379HendersonCalvin DanielMM2cUSNTFXed to USS HOLLAND
3809919MawbyKenneth ErnestRM2cUSNTFXed to USF Java
2681110Pittman JrJohn Wesley “Pinky”RM1cUSNTFXed to USF Java
3857737RaymerRichard CalvinSM3cUSNDEC 31 name stricken= off ship
2998440SikkemaRichard DuaneSM2cUSNTFXed to USS JD EDWARD;                                     POW in PI from USS POPE
2295068StretchRoland EdwardChWT(PA)USNTFXed to USS HOLLAND

[1] Website for the USS POPE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Pope_(DD-225)

[2] Website for the USS HOLLAND

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Holland_(AS-3)

[3] Website for the USS TULSA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tulsa_(PG-22)

In addition, SM1c Daniel Rafalovich was originally (on 3 FEB) detached to serve on the Dutch Destroyer DeRutyer, but within days he was re-assigen to the TXNG as liasion. He was taken as a POW and served his time in Japan. Of course the DeRutyer was sunk in the Battle of the Java Sea on 27 FEB and seemingly went down with all hands.

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In total, 56 crew men (only 1 of them a Marine; Kelton George) were KIA (39) or WIA (17) in 4 FEB 42 destruction of the Aft turret. Only 4 of the WIA were successfully evacuated from Java and survived. Except as noted at the end of this list, these men died o/a 4 FEB when the Aft turret of the USS HOUSTON was struck by a bomb. Despite the horrific descriptions of the aftermath of ths bombing, none of these men were listed as MIA due to the event. Meaning that identifiable remains were recovered for all.

O-074853Davis Jr, George ElliottLTKilled in bombing2/4/1942
O-078567Bienert, Joseph BenedictWOKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3925429Williams, Joseph AnthonyChBMKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2916786Adkins, Bruce (nmi)SEA2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3368448Bailey, Ira WendellCOXKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2744886Beatty Jr, James AlfredSEA2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2238199Binder Jr, William EugeneSEA2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2072707Botham, Willard R.SEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2744152Campbell, Warren EdmundSEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2658063Dickerson Jr, Lacy LSEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2562188Florence, Robert C.SEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3601087Gandy, Charley W.SEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2342293Gorney, Roman T.SEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2580897Green, Edward F.COXKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3415126Hankinson, Delray MillerChCSTKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3820504Hanson Jr, Carl HenrySEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2684938James Jr, Harvey WSEA2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3113349Johnson, Lemuel (nmi)SEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3933577King, Virgil N.SEA2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2999411Mathieu, James M.SEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
4003428McGrann, Robert P.EM2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3562550Miller, Franz L.SEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3373793Moody Jr, LeonardSEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3165841O’Leary, Edward LewisSEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3811695Orcutt, Robert YaleRM2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3684792Rose Jr, John J.SEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3682910Ruscoe, Jackson (nmi)GM1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3371166Shelton, Russell L.SEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3562199Shipman, Ferlin FonzoSEA1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2743008Smith, Gordon C.FC2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3684951Steele, Earl W.SEA2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2873356Tarrence, Earl L.SEA2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3721397Tesar, Henry (nmi)GM3cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2236326Truskoski, Thomas FrankSEA2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
2999959Walts, Howard LesterSEA2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3052575Winters, Victor JuniorSF1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3719789Wise, Glen EdgarFM2c(M)Killed in bombing2/4/1942
4051082Wolfe Jr, Maurice ArthurSEA2cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3164363Zimba, Louis JohnGM1cKilled in bombing2/4/1942
3814122Allen, Harold RaymondSEA2cDied of WoundsWIA-2/4/42 (Manila-KIA)2/4/1942
3935081Almasie, John Homer “Jack”SEA2cDied of WoundsWIA-2/4/422/4/1942
3468560Clarkston, Leonard OnealSEA1cDied of WoundsWIA-2/4/42 (Manila-MIA)2/7/1942
3421612Daniels, Theodore DuaneSEA2cDied of WoundsWIA-2/4/42 (Manila-KIA)2/5/1942
3287005Hanson , Rodger JonasSEA1cDied of WoundsWIA-2/4/42 (Manila-KIA)2/5/1942
3285403Johnson, Aaron L.SF3cDied of WoundsWIA-2/4/422/4/1942
3421046Nies, Richard (Dick) KinzerSEA1cDied of WoundsWIA-2/4/42 (Manila-KIA)2/4/1942
2122992Poirier, Roger PhillipTC1cDied of WoundsWIA-2/4/42 Transferred to Petronella Dutch Army Hospital, Jogjakarta, Java /USS TULSA2/12/1942
3811551SchulTze, Francis BenjaminSF1cDied of WoundsWIA-2/4/422/4/1942
3857125Smith, Eugene F.SEA1cDied of WoundsWIA-2/4/42 Transferred to Petronella Dutch Army Hospital, Jogjakarta, Java2/5/1942
276932George, Kelton BufordCpl USMCKIA-sinking of USS PecosWIA-2/4/42 Transferred to Dutch Army Hospital, Tjilatjap, Java2-Mar-42
3164832Koenig, Vincent G.SK2cKIA-sinking of USS PecosWIA-2/4/42 Transferred to Dutch Army Hospital, Tjilatjap, Java2-Mar-42
3167481Marsh, Samuel J.SEA2cKIA-sinking of USS PecosWIA-2/4/42 Transferred to Dutch Army Hospital, Tjilatjap, Java2-Mar-42
2996421Borghetti Jr, ThomasFC1c(M)UnknownWIA-2/4/42Transferred to Dutch Army Hospital, Tjilatjap, Java / USS TULSA3/16/1997
3286304Kohl, William P.GM3cUnknownWIA-2/4/42 Transferred to Petronella Dutch Army Hospital, Jogjakarta, Java, later evacuated by USS Sturgeon to US4-Jun-2015
2999168Kraus, Robert AmbroseCOXDied of Wounds (uncertain)WIA-2/4/42 evacuated to Australia via USS TULSAAlive as of MAR42 per Tulsa
3820512Whaley, Robert ElroyEM2cCancerWIA-2/4/42 Transferred to  Petronella Dutch Army Hospital, Jogjakarta, Java, later evacuated by USS Sturgeon & USS TULSA3/8/1990

[4] USS PECOS story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Pecos_(AO-6)

Although technically listed as KIA in the sinking on 1 Mar, the following HOUSTON crewmen were identified in debriefings of liberated POWs as having been seen alive in the water but did not survive to betaken as POWs.

O-057352Chisholm, John KielkopfLtCdr
3370899Baughn, Norvel W.EM2c
3165987Black, Isaac A.SEA1c
O-095682Bourgeois, Frederick JENS
3858161Bowlby, Wilbur E.SEA2c
2235681Carlyle, Edward T.SEA1c
3599053Cherry, Travis J.GM1c
2122064Cumming Jr, George HAMM1c
3598951Dykes, Birdine VanFC3c
3559779Elliott, Leslie L.COX
2952398Flowers, Homer L.WT1c
2741820Gary Jr, James CChFC
3758824Granger, Charles H.F1c
3465717Henley, Doyle FranklinSF3c
O-082590Kollmyer, Kenneth LeonLT(jg)
3557434Kyle, Grady H.MM1c
2384110Leo, Nicholas (n)ChEM
3557233Oxford, Ernest P.WT2c
3858717Pratico, Louis (nmi)EM3c
O-017993Rentz, George S.CMDR
3810640Rolf, Albert (nmi)SF3c
2952654Sallis, James H.SM1c
2654450Ayers, Ray C.ChQM
O-060188Smith, Sidney LaytonLtCdr
3211509Spragle, Glenn W.GM2c
3928512Stewart, Glenn B.QM1c
2670739Storie, Luther T.ChMM
2015679Ustaszewski, Sigmund H.PhM2c
2951143Weaver, Ben EarlGM1c
2339021Wellbourn, Arthur F.BM1c
3812709White, Warren CMM2c
2015936Whitney, Gaylord HCM2c

Lastly, I present a galley of photos of the USS HOUSTON KIA as a memorial:

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