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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American Merchant Marine

" usmm.org "

Please visit this great websites for more by
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Thursday,
" September 22, 2022 "


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 reached 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 )        

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

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on

" Yes "

  Burdick,  Lyle Edward

PH ~ Off India ~ 

Son of
Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Burdick
of Sturgis, Michigan

Seaman
2nd 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
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
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
" 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
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
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
" 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
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Doane,  Wilbur Fay

MM ** ~ Off India ~   

" Family Link Included "

Radio
Officer
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Pennsylvania
" Missing In Action "
September 24, 1942
Jersey Shore
Cemetery
Jersey Shore, PA
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

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

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on

" Yes "

  Guy,  Joseph Richard

MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

" Family Link Included "

Chief
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
New York
" Missing In Action "
September 24, 1942
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on

" Yes "

  Hunt,  Arthur Clarendon

PH ~ Off India ~   

" Family Link Included "

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

" Family Link Included "

Fireman /
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Florida
" Missing In Action "
September 24, 1942
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
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
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jones,  Lewis Clay

MM ** ~ Off India ~ 

" Family Link Included "

Deck
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Iowa
" Missing In Action "
September 24, 1942
Cass Center
Cemetery
Webster City, IA
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
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
" 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
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on

" Yes "

  MacDougall,  Roy Selk

MM ** ~ Off India ~ 

Chief
Mate
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Pennsylvania
" Missing In Action "
September 24, 1942
" 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
" 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
" 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
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  McNamara,  Jeremiah

MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Wiper
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
California
" Missing In Action "
September 24, 1942
" 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
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

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

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
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
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

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

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on

" Yes "

  Stevenson,  Walter Berry

MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

Third
Mate
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Pennsylvania
" Missing In Action "
September 24, 1942
" 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
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Swearingen,  Wayne Samuel, 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 Richard

MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

" Family Link Included "

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
New York
" Missing In Action "
September 24, 1942
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

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

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

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   Last Name, First Name, Middle Name

Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos

Notes ~ ( If Available )

Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on

" Yes "

  Wilcox,  John Horton

MM ** ~ Off India ~ N/A

" Family Link Included "

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
Merchant Marine
Rhode Island
" Missing In Action "
September 24, 1942
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

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

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

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )