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USS Peary


88 men were killed when USS Peary was sunk in Darwin Harbour on 19 February 1942 during a Japanese air raid on Darwin:-


John Blake Andrews Robert Benton Armstrong Delmar Eugene Baker William Emerson Bancroft
Murren Aarel Barbee George Edward Barnett Lee Anthony Bauer John Michael Bermingham
Charles Camillie Boudreaux Claude Lionel Buckley Cyrus David Carter Robert Fred Chapman
Archie Kennedy Cook John Wood Cross Lawrence Jackson Cross Arthur William Davis
Shirley Otis Day Ray Luther Deatrich Willie Ray Denmark James Hammond Fair
Chester Harry Frayer Harold Arthur Frisbie Herman Eugene Goldman Augustus Henderson Gray
Ralph Griffin Harold George Gronau Ralph Eugene Gunn Arthur Leonard Gustafson
Robert Leo Gusti Wendell Herbert Hanson Franklin Rosecrans Harris Charlie Clynerd Holverstott
William Micknis Hooks Robert Lee Howell Robert Thomas Hunter Philip Michael Joyce
Edwin Jacob Kalisz Joseph Michael Kappes Russell Eldon Keener Gilbert Thomas Kennaugh
Gerhardt Marvin Kjolhede Martin Matthew Koivisto Bob Barnard Kriener William Charles Labrie
Richard Joseph Lee William Granville Mailer John Raymond Mathews Forest Cortland Matthews
Willis Edward McCord William McFarland Jackson Delaney McGinnis Whitman Senter Miller
Charles F. Minneci Jack Thomas O'Donnell Donald Clayton O'Tyson James William Palermo
Arthur Reuben Parker Clifton Francis Patch Raymond Beretis Pearson Lester Norman Peterson
Ralph Delout Piercy Eugene Richard Poland Willis F. Polhemus Jack Quiggen
George Smith Radzinski Victor Frederick Radzinski Alexander Reese Benjamin Butler Rich
Curtis Rodgers Paul James Rossiter Louis Roth Milton Darwin Rude
Max Newton Schuler Norman Frank Schuler Eugene Reid Senyohl Walter Shofner
Willis Charlie Shook William Lance Smith John Justin Spata Paul Robert Sweeney
Joseph Tapia Douglas Holcomb Tew Eugene Edgar Umpleby Walter Vernon
Everett Fred Waite James Thomas Weiss John Louis Wilson Frank Edward Zizak


NOTE:- Some records and a Plaque incorrectly show the following names:-

Calvin S. George Jr.
Frank A. Glover
Alonzo Denison Hall
John Tinsley, Jr

Robert Doyle White

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