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Port Chicago Naval Magazine Explosion on 17 July 1944:
Court of Inquiry: Finding of Facts, Opinion and Recommendations, continued...


11. UNIDENTIFIED DEAD AND MISSING That as a result of said explosions, 3 officers and 197 enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserve, 3 enlisted personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, 2 civil service employees of the U.S. Navy, 64 personnel of the U.S. Maritime Service (members of the crews of the S.S. QUINAULT VICTORY and S.S. E. A. BRYAN) were on the pier or ships being worked at the time of the explosion according to the best information available, have not been seen since, and are missing. Of the above, 28 unidentifiable bodies were recovered and viewed by the court. Their names, rank or rate, serial or service number, or occupation being as follows:

 

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27 May 2005